(former diner)

A c1930 Unknown Manufacturer diner in Mount Vernon, New York

True Diner

310 W 1st St
Mount Vernon, New York 10550


Status: Gone and never coming back

Last Updated: Dec. 6, 2019

Condition: Significant changes


25-1 Vista Pl, Mt Vernon, NY 10550

SE corner w/ Vista Pl.

Heavily modified monitor-roof diner attested as far back as 1930; known as the Joe & Larry Diner by 1931 when it was owned by Polish immigrant Joseph Rowall, helped by fellow Pole John Socker, who took over in 1936 and shortened the name to J&L Diner. (Thanks to Mike Engle and Spencer Stewart.)

The address also matches a church set up in November 1994, though it seems an unlikely location. Ended its service live as a low-end gold-buying operation. Demolished sometime before June 2016 to make way for new construction.