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New Diner in SoNo???

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UWStoSONO Dec 3, 2008 02:23 PM

I passed by Habana today and they are closed down(as I know), but there are signs up saying "Diner Coming Soon." This is great news. South Norwalk needs a place like that badly. Personally, I think it would have been perfect where Goccia is, right across from the aquarium, but it's still downtown, so that's good. Anyone know anything about this?

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    mrporkbelly Dec 3, 2008 03:30 PM

    i hear it is the same people that bought habana and ocean drive, and they own diners.

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      UWStoSONO Dec 3, 2008 04:41 PM

      OK OK, they own diners, that's a good start. I hope it's something decent like City Limits or something like that.

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        lillydaisy Dec 4, 2008 06:31 PM

        They are the same ones who own the Parkway diner on High Ridge Rd. in Stamford.

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          UWStoSONO Dec 19, 2008 02:41 PM

          I walked by today and they're still working on the inside. So far it just looks kinda BLAH, like any other nondescript diner. Vinyl booths/chairs and very, very, very bright florescent lights. I have no bigger pet peeve than dining under bright lights. So, I would say, just by walking by and making an outside observation, the lighting is terribly bothersome...to me at least. I know this may not sound like a big deal but hey, this is Fairfield county. This is near "restaurant row" in FFC. Even for a diner, people expect something just a little above average.

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      dinerfan Dec 5, 2008 05:51 AM

      Excellent, excellent news!

      I tend to favor solid, substantial places with no particular provenance over the trendy and overpriced that vanish in the twinkling of an eye.

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