Midnight Diner open after long move

Midnight Diner open after long move

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by MEGHAN DANAHEY / NewsChannel 36
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WCNC.com

Posted on October 5, 2010 at 7:44 AM

Updated Sunday, Oct 27 at 9:56 AM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A traditional 24 hour full service diner is up and running smoothly in uptown Charlotte. Whether it's late night coffee with friends or lunch in the middle of the afternoon, the Midnight Diner has a little something for everyone.

The building itself is one of the largest structures to be moved on a North Carolina highway. The 3,000 square foot classic stainless steel diner was built in King's Mountain, where it stood for 10 years.  It was purchased in late 2009 with the intent of bringing good food and friendly service to Charlotte around the clock.

It was carefully separated from it's foundation, placed on a specially built trailer and slowly moved 42 miles along Highway 74.  More than 30 state troopers were used to escort the caravan.

After a long relocation process, the doors are open, the coffee is hot, the atmosphere is warm and the milkshakes are cold.

The Midnight Diner is located at South Tryon Street and Carson Boulevard in uptown.

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