Years ago this nice diner was on Braoadway in Bay City. It was forced to move due to the owners of the building. Amazing what greed can do. When it was in a downtown hotel it wasn't the right fit. When it moved to the old Caris Red Lion spot in downtown it was felt it found it's nitch spot. While I live out of state I would always go there for the great breakfasts when visiting family. Well I had heard it closed a few months back and then it reopened with some help. Well the whole inside has been redone. Gone are the model airplanes and the comic books on the walls. The atmosphere of a diner is lost. The new interior doesn't say welcome. All the old friendly and I do mean friendly staff (abet two) are gone. Small things like having sugar on the table is gone. The crayons for kids gone. The food was okay, but it was plain to see that the restaurant is being micromanaged and not well. The so called manager was in the back drinking a tiny cup of coffee, can only guess it was expresso. He was constantly on his cell phone with this cup and a smoke as he walked out the back door, did this four times while I was there with a brother, did not check on any customers to see how things were nor did I see him even lift a finger to ring up a customer, they had to wait until a wait staff came up.....the one that did your order. This made no sence to make a person wait for your person.....can't he even do that. Not happy about the changes, doesn't make me want to come back. I am afraid that if this continues the people will not come there anymore and the city will lose a real gem.
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