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Lori’s diner to close original Union Square location in January

December 29, 2016

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By Justin Phillips :sfchronicle – excerpt

Lori’s Diner, the popular San Francisco spot known for cheap food and vintage decor, is closing its original location at 336 Mason St., where it opened three decades ago. Its ’60s-era aesthetics of vintage cars, pinball machines and bright red booths, along with American diner fare, made the place a San Francisco staple. Its last day will be Monday.

A nearby Powell Street location was shuttered in early 2012. Another Union Square restaurant on Sutter Street, a location at Ghirardelli Square and an outpost at San Francisco International Airport remain open.

The closure is due to “leasing issues,” according to a post on the diner’s Facebook page. A similar message to customers is taped on the window at the Mason Street spot. From above: Waitress Marta Delfino walks through the diner on Wednesday; Macie Woodward, 9, and Addy Mealy, 4, share a drink…

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