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Leo’s Diner, at 6055 Maple Street, had said it would reopen Aug. 1 after renovations, but it is now up for sale.
Trent Knox eats breakfast at Leo's Diner in 2011.
Assorted mugs sit stacked by the coffee pots at Leo's Diner.
Leo's version island begins with a layer of hash browns with homemade biscuits and sausage gravy, chopped bacon, sausage, ham, onions, green peppers and tomatoes, topped with sunny side up eggs.
Hand breaded pork tenderloin and hand dipped onion rings at Leo's Diner.
Leo’s Diner is for sale and won’t reopen, according to a post on its Facebook page. The restaurant, known for its hearty breakfasts, has been a fixture in Benson for more than 60 years.
It has been closed during the coronavirus pandemic, but a May 24 Facebook post indicated it would open Aug. 1 after renovations.
Last week, a new post said that it wasn’t possible to make the renovations and that it would not resume operations, “especially now that COVID numbers are on the rise.”
Both the business and the building are for sale. Interested parties are asked to inquire via Facebook message.
“We do miss you all. We will be in touch if anything changes,” the post says.
The diner’s phone has been disconnected, and management didn’t immediately respond to a reporter’s Facebook message Monday.
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