Re-Opening Soon: Athena Diner

It’s not Christie’s Country Store.

But the Athena Diner — closed since June — will soon live again.

New owners are doing site work and renovations.

That’s good news for Westporters. Southporters. And drivers everywhere, looking for a quick stop off I-95 Exit 19.

Athena Diner (Photo/Andy Bangser)

12 responses to “Re-Opening Soon: Athena Diner

  1. Great news. Sherwood is too far and too crowded firmy family. Hope to see some familiar faces when Athena rises.

  2. That’s my FAMILY

  3. Wonderful news!

  4. Hopefully the new owners will rehire the original staff. They are wonderful!

  5. Does anyone know why they closed so suddenly?

    • It has been discussed previously. All sorts of issues including owing back taxes to the IRS, town, etc. Hopefully the food is better under the new ownership!

  6. That place meant a lot to me. It was my father’s favorite hangout in his later years. The waitresses loved him. And when I was a very young reporter covering Fairfield, local politicians three times my age would invite me there about Board of Whatever meetings.

  7. Any details on who the new owners are and when it’s scheduled to open?
    Hopefully a facelift means total and inspired –including a great menu and new wait staff because the old just shuffled along. It was dreadful.
    You felt like you were in a morgue.

  8. If the new Athena is anywhere as good as the old version this is good news indeed. I loved the place.

  9. It was just renovated a year or so ago. But I’m really glad — I preferred Athena to Sherwood.

  10. Ditto..where else could you get a lamb sandwich?

  11. Happy to hear this. Good place to go while you wait to have your tires put on next door at Town Fair.

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