The 29 Diner, Fairfax, VA is closed

I’ve received several reports that the 29 Diner recently closed. It’s a beautiful diner in a good location, and I hope it reopens soon.

The 29 in the 1980s, when it was operating as part of the Washington DC area Tastee Diner chain
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The diner in the 1950s, during a stint as Lee’s Diner
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3 thoughts on “The 29 Diner, Fairfax, VA is closed

  1. Hi Spencer: I am not sure why it closed or whether it will be sold, but if there is a new owner interested in purchasing the 29, it is listed on the state and national registers and the owner can use state and federal rehabilitation tax credits to rehab it. We (the Virginia Department of Historic Resources) can work with the owners to make sure they are planning a rehab that meets the standards. I will let you know what I hear. Best Regards, Marc

    (Copying my colleagues in the Northern Office-Stephen’s City)

    Marc C. Wagner
    Director, Capital Region Preservation Office
    Virginia Department of Historic Resources
    2801 Kensington Avenue
    Richmond, Virginia 23221

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  2. Your prayers have been answered Diner Hunter….the 29 Diner in Fairfax VA. reopened under new management on 9/11/14 and has never looked better nor served food that tastes better than what they are serving right now and the prices are good too. The Diner is very popular here in the neighborhood and is frequently busy….the inside and outside have been scrubbed squeaky clean and everyone from the boss to the wait staff are some of the friendliest folks you will ever meet. I highly recommend a visit, and anything from the menu….it is all good!!!! PAT IN OAKTON VA.

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