A Valentine Little Chef? diner in Mesa, Arizona
True Diner5149 S Inspirian Way
Phone: (480) 599-5635
Status: Open for business
Last Updated: May 16, 2017
Diner was previously at 242 E. 2nd St. (SE corner N. Lincoln Ave.) in Loveland, Colorado, where Gene Stires had tried to restore and reopen it, but then sold the land to the city for redevelopment. Before that, it had served in five different Nebraska locations and was in storage in Adams, Neb. before being brought to Loveland for restoration Labor Day weekend 2013. Unknown when it was moved to Mesa, but would have likely been before July 2015.
Added as addition to the Eastmark planned community in southeast Mesa, where Chef Adam Allison runs it as a farm-to-table restaurant blending Southern and Southwest cuisine, including as much traditional comfort food as the farm-to-table model will allow.