Saturday, September 5, 2015

Down Home Diner going under the knife

Construction is starting on the Reading Terminal Market staple.

Down Home Diner going under the knife


The big renovation of Down Home Diner in Reading Terminal Market will start Sunday night (8/1) -- just some basic work on the dining room. There will be seating outside on Filbert Street.

Diners won’t feel the impact until Aug. 15, when owner Jack McDavid plans to shut down for a month.

McDavid is gutting his kitchen, adding dedicated restrooms, and sprucing up the dining room, which will serve full-fledged dinners.

He also will install a regulation bakery case, from which he will sell baked goods such as sticky buns and buttermilk biscuits. Also in the pipeline is a liquor license.

Reopening is due in mid-September.
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