Friday, July 13, 2012
So much for the Moondance
From the Daily News:
The sun is setting fast on the iconic Moondance Diner.
The historic eatery, relocated five years ago from the city’s concrete canyons to Wyoming’s snow-capped buttes, closed its doors in March — and its owner is now looking for a buyer.
If nobody steps up, the one-time Sixth Ave. attraction could spend its golden years all alone and a long way from home.
“It’s heartbreaking,” said Cheryl Pierce, who moved the Moondance amid much hoopla in summer 2007. “It’s almost like a death in the family ... Business has really slowed down.”
A planned summer reopening disappeared as the local oil and gas businesses battled the recession and the seasonal tourist trade opted to stay at home.
Pierce, 36, hopes to find a new owner willing to find a new home for the old favorite that served its first meal near the Holland Tunnel in 1933. “It’s about passing it on to someone else,” she said. “It’s a turnkey business if someone could put it in the right place with a little more financial backing.”