Gladwyne Lunch closes, to change hands

The Gladwyne Village Lunch is jamming at its 2005 reopening.

Widely regarded as the Cheers of the Main Line, the Gladwyne Village Lunch closed Friday, July 29.

Owners Bill and Laura Faust are selling the luncheonette, which they've run for 18 years -- five-plus years in their current location at 951 Youngsford Rd. They plan to retire.

The new owner, whom Bill Faust declined to identify, is expected to reopen in several weeks as the Gladwyne Lunch Box.

The Gladwyne Lunch was founded in the 1940s nearby, at 353 Righters Mill Rd. In 2005, the Fausts learned that the landlord would not renew the lease.

Local Lunch boosters raised $12,000 to help the Fausts get the new spot, formerly the Merion Square Coiffure, into shape.