We are heartbroken to make this announcement.
The Retro Diner will not be reopening. Many of you watched our episode of Restaurant Impossible and are aware that we have had financials issues in the past. When Restaurant Impossible visited us, we were given the tools to succeed. We were finally in a position where we could afford to pay off much of our debt. We were hopeful for the future, but then this epidemic occurred. We had been making payments on our back taxes, expecting to be caught up by the end of summer, but once the quarentine began, we were unable to make them. The State of Indiana decided to move forward with seizing property, even during this national crisis. We held on for a miracle, but we were not able to recieve any of the grants. We hate that this has occured, but there is no way for us to move forward at this point. That being said, our head cook has decided to use his savings and has purchased the old Byrd Landing and is in the process of opening a new Restaurant. No opening date just yet, but hopefully this summer. His willingness to open his own restaurant will allow for several (if not all) of our previous employees to get back to work. We wish him the best of luck on this endeavor. We will miss all of our loyal customers, and hope to see you around.
-The Retro Diner family