The Chelsea Royal Diner, West Brattleboro, VT

More shots from 2004.  The Chelsea Royal Diner is a 1938 Worcester, located at 487 Marlboro Rd, West Brattleboro, VT



Green Mountain Mama, Brattleboro, VT

More from 2004, the Green Mountain Mama, 105 Canal St., Brattleboro, VT. It’s now operating as Three Stones. Under all this is a 1920s Worcester Lunch Car. Check out some great photos of the same place from 1982 taken by Larry Cultrera. Since his pics were taken, the windows were enlarged, door moved, and siding and shed roof added.  The interior still has the original floor in-tact.


The Short Stop, Bloomfield, NJ

Shot in June 2004. The Short Stop was closed when I took this and remodeled into a Dunkin Donuts shortly thereafter. It still stands at 315 Franklin St., Bloomfield, NJ. Since its conversion, it’s already been remodeled once. The original renovation was a bit more harmonious, bright awnings and a rooftop sign. Since then, it’s been painted brown, with different awnings, a newer sign and a brown box added on top of the roof to cover the mechanical equipment.


The Oasis Diner – Burlington, VT

The Oasis Diner is located at 189 Bank St. in Burlington Vermont. I shot it as the Oasis in 2004, then revisited it as El Cortijo Taqueria Y Cantina in 2016 during our “Road Ramblers” project. There was a lot of fuss made when it turned into a Mexican restaurant and some remodeling was done. I found the remodeling fairly tasteful and sympathetic, but despite good yelp reviews, the food was downright appalling. Maybe we hit it on an off night, I wouldn’t want to judge on a single experience.


Red Fox Diner Restaurant

The Red Fox Diner Restaurant (photographed in 2004) is no longer with us. It was located at 138 N Central Ave Elmsford, NY. I don’t know who built this one, probably 1960s based on the sign, but redone in the 1980s. As of 2017, when Google last make a streetview pass, the sign was still standing, though it had been repainted red and blue.