Eddie and Son Diner http://ripr.org en Historic Providence Diner Gets a Second Life http://ripr.org/post/historic-providence-diner-gets-second-life <p>An historic Providence diner is back in business after years of painstaking restoration.&nbsp; The building is on the National Register of Historic Places.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The West Side Diner on Westminster Street was originally located in Olneyville. After it closed in 1999, it was slated for demolition until developer Jon Ozbek purchased and moved it.&nbsp; The result is a gleaming stainless steel and glass block edifice that has been fully restored to its 1947 glory.&nbsp; Co-owner Lisa Arena said much of the structure is original.</p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 13:00:47 +0000 Flo Jonic 22807 at http://ripr.org Historic Providence Diner Gets a Second Life Iconic Downtown Diner 'Eddie and Son' Serves its Last Meals http://ripr.org/post/iconic-downtown-diner-eddie-and-son-serves-its-last-meals <p>After more than 65 years in business, the iconic Providence eatery, Eddy and Son’s Diner is shutting its doors.</p><p></p><p></p><p>About a dozen customers sat scattered through the restaurant in the calm before the early lunch rush at Eddie and Son Diner in downtown Providence on their final day of business.</p><p>The restaurant has been serving affordable Italian and diner fare for the last 70 years, always taking only cash.</p><p>At the counter Connie Caputo, who runs the restaurant with her husband takes orders at the cash register.</p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 17:49:31 +0000 John Bender 20549 at http://ripr.org Iconic Downtown Diner 'Eddie and Son' Serves its Last Meals