The sale went thru in 2000 and I don't think things have gone downhill at all - we're regulars there. I also love that the place still looks pretty much the same as it did when I was a kid. I hope they never drastically revamp the decor - it's very nostalgic for me.
Lyndell's was purchased quite a while ago by a group who owns and operates Dunkin Donuts franchises. They have vowed to 'not change a thing' including the coffee they serve. My normal purchases haven't changed a bit.