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Cindy's Diner On the Move

A historic piece of Fort Wayne history- Cindy's Diner has been a part of the city for years. And since 1990, has been on the corner of Wayne and Harrison. Now, it might not be there anymore.
"My landlord said it could be two weeks, it could be two years." -Cindy's Diner owner John Scheele.
A historic piece of Fort Wayne history- Cindy's Diner has been a part of the city for years.

And since 1990, has been on the corner of Wayne and Harrison.

Now, it might not be there anymore.

The good news is, it's not closing its doors for good- they're only going to move it.

But now the question is, where in downtown can handle Cindy's Diner?

"I keep telling people I'm just going to put a bucket on the counter and say- Save Cindy's Diner, and let them throw their fifty cents in,” says owner John Scheele.

Scheele jokes about his moving fund- but the move could be happening.

He just found out this week, the mostly-empty plot his diner sits on the corner of, is going to see development.

"From what I've heard, a parking garage, an office building, ash brokerage is building a building for a home office,” Scheele says.

Scheele says he's got people scoping out several possible places to move.

The problem is- as far as a date- he says he's in the dark.

"My landlord said it could be two weeks, it could be two years,” Scheele says.

We asked some of you what you thought.

"It doesn't make me very happy. It's kind of an icon on this corner. I think everyone expects to see it,” says Alyssa Roy.

"I can walk here in the morning for breakfast. It's so nice- I love having it here. It's been around here for forever, so i would really hate to see this place go,” says Megan Bobay.

"I don't want it to move, because this is a good spot for me,” says August Degregory.

"It's kind of a bummer. I know it's been here for many years, it's got a lot of character,” says Katie Lambert.

So here on the corner it sits.

But for how much longer, nobody knows.

We'll be following the story of Cindy's Diner, and where it's going to be going.

And when we find out, we'll keep you updated.

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