Looks like Brints Diner is back from the dead once again. I don’t know how many times it has closed and re-opened in the last ten years, but it’s been a few. One other claim to fame was the diner appeared on Food Network’s Diner, Drive-ins, and Dives (Triple D) show years ago. I will add some links at the bottom. Re-opening in April 2019.
Brints Diner to reopen yet again: ‘Honestly, we’re in it for the long haul’: https://www.kansas.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/carrie-rengers/article226824409.html#storylink=cpy: https://www.kansas.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/carrie-rengers/article226824409.html.
It’s hard to think of a restaurant that’s had more openings and closings and new owners in the last decade or so than Brints Diner, but the restaurant’s new operators say they’re here to stay.
The restaurant, which has been in a Valentine diner near the northeast corner of Lincoln and Oliver for more than half a century, has been closed for several months and will reopen in April.
Here’s more information on Valentine Diners: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valentine_Diner. I didn’t realize it was a Valentine Diner. I knew there was a Valentine Diner in the mid-town area, but it closed years ago. Looks like there are fair number of the diners in the area; some open, some closed: https://www.kshs.org/kansapedia/valentine-diners-kansas/18729
- Bessie’s Cafe
- Brint’s Diner * Open!
- Calvin’s Hamburger Haven (open, but no longer inside a Valentine Diner)
- Chung Wah Chinese Carryout
- Dean’s B-B-Q
- E. 29th Street
- Maxima Auto Group * Open!
- Flo-Inn Cafe
- Grinder Man * Open!
- Heersche Enterprises * Open!
- J & J Auto Sales
- Lil’ Joe’s Dyne-Quik * Open!
- Namee/Jabara Liquor Store
- Roller Auto Sales * Open!
- Sport Burger Drive-In * Open!
- Taco Nacho * Open!
- West Douglas Avenue
- West Maple Street
- Your Sandwich Shop
I have been in the Grinder Man before, but hadn’t noticed it was a Valentine Diner. Many of the closed locations above no longer have the diner on the property. Some were moved to other locations and a couple were demolished.
IMDB – Mac & Ernie’s, Brint’s Diner, and The Mad Greek are featured. : https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1028675/
Here’s the old Facebook page for the diner: https://www.facebook.com/BrintsDinerOldFashionedCooking/.