Even when they were packing up 6th Avenue's storied Moondance Diner to ship it west, we were still a little incredulous. Shipping an entire diner? To Wyoming? Seriously?
Then, when we saw the sorry state the diner was in upon arrival -- a little like casa Dorothy at the end of the Wizard of Oz -- we got even more cynical. No way anybody would try to turn that rusty, crumpled box into a full-fledged business.
But new owners Cheryl and Vince Pierce -- who bought the diner for $7500 -- were fully committed to restoring the Moondance to its former glory. And looking at these images at Gothamist, we're happy to report our cynicism was entirely unfounded -- the photos show a very busy Moondance Diner, packed with patrons and serving up its beloved Blue Moon platters, in LaBarge, Wyoming.