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May 21, 2014

Mike’s Diner in the Midst of Renovations

You may have walked by Mike’s Diner on 31st Street and seen the big plywood fence around the front (matches, to some extent, the gigantic blue plywood fence around the (…)

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Photo credit: The Ditmars Strip on twitter.

You may have walked by Mike’s Diner on 31st Street and seen the big plywood fence around the front (matches, to some extent, the gigantic blue plywood fence around the northwest stairwell at the Ditmars Station) and wondered, “what’s up with that?” From what we were able to tell, it’s just renovations, and Mike’s Diner is not going anywhere. The DOB records indicate this has been in the works, at least as far as the City goes, since end of last year. Here’s what they aim to do:

REMOVE AND REPLACE EXISTING STOREFRONT, REMOVE INTERIOR DOOR AND PORTION OF EXISTING INTERIOR PARTITION TO CREATE HALF WALL.

Their website indicates they’ll be back open May 26 (Memorial Day). We’ll stop by and see what the new look is like!

About Meg Cotner

Meg Cotner was trained as a harpsichordist and now works as a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of "Food Lovers' Guide to Queens," and is a skilled and avid home cook, baker, and preserver.

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Jennifer

Just wondering if you knew if there might be new owners? Since the renovations I have no recognized a single employee there. I wasn’t on like first name basis with anyone but there were wait staff I noticed often but I no longer recognize anyone. Maybe I’m just going at different times, I don’t know, but I thought it might be possible they’re under different management or something.

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