Old-school diner reopens with new attitude
The space-age Market Diner in Hells Kitchen, once a hangout for Frank Sinatra, has finally reopened, much to the delight of classic diner lovers everywhere.
The diner, which features an outdoor patio and an updated interior was set to open in early June but had seen some setbacks. It officially reopened earlier this month.
The 1962 diners exterior, with its zig-zag roof in the Googie architectural style, will be surrounded by outdoor seating for up to a 100 people in warmer weather. Before it closed in 2006, the diner was known as one of the few businesses in Manhattan to have its own customer parking lot.
The indoor changes created a more natural and modern look, an owner has said. The decor was set to feature a rock sculpture and wooden furnishings, which reviewers on yelp have said makes it feel like it rocketed out of a Jetson's episode.
The eatery, at West 43rd Street and 11th Avenue, also is supposed to feature a bar that will sell frozen drinks. The Market also added a couple of non-diner items to its classic American fare, such as spring rolls.
The Tsinias family, which leases the diner from Moinian Group, has been in the diner business for almost 35 years and owns the Cosmic Diner, which moved to West 52nd Street and Eighth Avenue after many years in Columbus Circle.