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)
Two seemingly popular restaurants have shut their doors.
Athena — the longtime diner just over the Southport line — posted a handwritten sign. It says simply, “Diner sold.”
Qdoba — a “fast casual” Mexican chain — opened 4 years ago next to Playhouse Square. It was a favorite of many teenagers. No reason was given for the closure.
Qdoba prepared to open, in July 2014.
It takes a government ban to produce a scene like this:
That’s a shot of I-95 without a car in sight. Nico Eisenberger went cross-country skiing at Sherwood Island, and enjoyed this view from the Beachside Avenue bridge.
A bit further east, Chip Stephens saw 25 or so trucks parked near the Athena Diner. From Texas.
Their drivers don’t have much to, other than laugh at us panic-stricken Easterners.
Meanwhile, Mark Mathias cleared his driveway. We all know the Board of Ed member/Mini Maker Faire co-founder is an energetic guy, but this video will blow you away.
Just like the snow.
PS: Seems like every gas station on the Post Road is open. Every liquor store, too.