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January 29, 2008

The Gold Depot to become a diner

The Gold Depot (pictured), a long-shuttered bar at Fort Avenue and South Light Street, will be reborn as a 24-hour diner in the next year or two.

Jason Zink, co-owner of the Don't Know/No Idea franchise, said he is waiting on the building's owners to complete renovations.

"The owners are the nicest people in the world, but they have a lot on their plate," Zink said. "Whenever they're ready, I'm ready."

As long as the food is greasy good, I think an all-night diner would do well there. 

Wonder what he's going to name it?

My suggestion:


(Photo by me) 

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 1:53 PM | | Comments (2)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


When I first read this post, I thought it said "The Gold Club to become a diner."

If that were the case, I would have kept the name.

It's not a free standing structure therefore it's not a "diner." Don't believe me? Ask Epicurious L.I.Z.

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