Update: Downtown Hathaway’s Diner Reverses Course on Closure

Following lease renegotiations, the popular Carew Tower lunch spot doesn’t plan to close as early as they had thought.

Photograph by Zach Ghaderi

In January we reported that Hathaway’s Diner, a well-known 1950s-style diner in Carew Tower, would be closing sometime in February. Following speculation after the 63-year-old downtown insitution had not closed last month as they had announced, the restaurant has confirmed their business will remain open for, at minimum, six more months.

Photograph by Zach Ghaderi

After Hathaway’s owner Danny Holbrook originally announced the restaurant wouldn’t renew its lease beyond February, he and the property’s landlord have renegotiated, and Holbrook has taken steps to tighten business expenses. The diner also plans to extend its hours and stay open for dinner during downtown conventions.

Owner Danny Holbrook said, “We don’t have specific dates yet, but we want to keep the diner going as long as we can.” While there are no confirmed dates, Holbrook said they will “reassess in six months to one year” to see how long the diner can stay open.

After Hathaway’s announced its plan to stay open on Facebook, fans were delighted to hear the news after wondering about the official closing date earlier this year. One person even wrote, “I sure hope you stay open forever.”

Hathaway’s Diner, 441 Vine St., downtown, (513) 621-1333, facebook.com/hathawaysdiner

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