According to the local news tonight, Ruthie and Moe’s Diner in midtown Cleveland has closed for business. Ruthie Hellman(?) couldn’t be reached for comment – one of the waitresses was interviewed in the parking lot and said she had no advance warning after working there for 16 years. Ruthie and Moe’s has been a Cleveland landmark for years – it caught fire a few years ago and took a year to restore and reopen. It consists of two diner cars joined together by a kitchen – the original car is an art deco masterpiece from 1938, and the addition is a Kullman from the 1960’s.
Go to http://www.oh-diners.com/ruthies/ to see pictures.
Hopefully someone will come along and reopen it soon.