A Courier-Life report says that the Kings Plaza Diner at 4125 Avenue U may close and be replaced by a Bed, Bath & Beyond. The article, laden with enough praise for the diner that one must wonder if it’s an advertiser, says that Community Board 18 District Manager Dottie Turano mentioned at a recent meeting that she had heard “from sources” about the closing. Turano also detailed plans to move into the former Retro 50s diner on Cropsey Avenue in Coney Island, the Nebraskan Diner, which has been closed for two years.
Owners so far are denying the rumors, but Courier-Life offered up this nugget:
The only evidence of any proposed change comes by way of city Department of Finance records, which showed a deed change at the Kings Plaza Diner back in February 2009 to Sigma Preferred Equities, which couldn’t be reached as this paper went to press. There has been no deed change for the Retro 50s diner since 1998. Residents, however, have noted that construction materials have been left at the site — possible evidence of an upcoming transformation.
If they did make the move, would this make the Kings Plaza Diner more accessible for Sheepshead Bay residents?