The Moondance Diner, a landmark in New York City, that appeared in numerous television episodes, commercials and movies closed at the end of June. With the latest boom in urban redevelopment in Manhattan, the site of the Moondance is scheduled to become luxury residential condominiums. Instead of demolishing the diner, the property owner and the developer worked with the American Diner Museum to insure its preservation.
Cheryl and Vince Pierce of La Barge, Wyoming discovered the Moondance was for sale on the Diner Museum website. After visiting the Moondance and meeting with Daniel Zilka, the Pierces purchased the diner and began to arrange for its road trip out West.
After a number of days disconnecting and rigging, the Moondance was successfully placed on flat bed truck and transported over 2400 miles to its new home in LaBarge, Wyoming.
Before making reservations for dinner at the Moondance, you may want to check:
Casper Star Tribune: Moondance Diner arrival in LaBarge, Wyoming (video)
Casper Star Tribune: Peeling away the years
Eater.com: Oldest Diner In NYC To Face Wrecking Ball
NY Times: The Ultimate Moveable Feast
1010wins.com: Moondance Diner Reaches New Wyoming Home
NY Magazine: Go West, Old Diner