Richard's Grill

A 1954 Valentine Little Chef diner (#654) in Colorado Springs, Colorado

True Diner

132 W Cimarron St
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903


Status: Closed or missing


Last Updated: Aug. 7, 2022


R5GC+V9X Colorado Springs, Colorado

NE corner w/ S. Sierra Madre St.

This ill-fated diner has had numerous owners and even more operators, under plenty of names, most recently closing in 2008 after being struck by a minivan. Appears to have closed permanently by Oct. 2014, and disappeared from site after Oct. 2019, disposition unknown.

1954-? Richard’s Grill 1976-81 The Lunch Box 1982-92 Chuck’s Stop Cafe ?-2004 Jo’s Diner, Stevie G’s 2005 Mister Big’s Diner, Darlene’s Chucks Stop Diner 2008 Mr. B’s Famous BBQ & Soul Food 2011 Vernacchio’s Diner 2012 Smitty’s Dawgz Soul Food (aborted)

(Thanks to Roadside Architecture, Kansapedia, and others.)