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Fire-hit Mom's Diner partially reopens
FIRE torn Mom’s Diner has partially reopened to starve off the threat of extinction.
The popular High Wycombe diner has temporarily become a cafe to bring in much needed cash to help complete its refurbishment.
A blaze ripped through the Queens Square eatery in November and the owners had been hopeful of a relaunch before the summer started.
But its rebirth has been delayed by rebuilding problems and insurance snags, prompting the owners to temporarily switch the diner to a coffee shop.
Owner Steve Brown said: “We are reopening but we’re only serving tea and coffees to start with, the full menu will follow very soon.
“The whole kitchen was completely burnt down; they had to rebuild the walls and the ceiling. But no-one thought it would take this long.
“It’s annoying as we were getting to the point where we were becoming quite popular and then it all went up in a puff of smoke.
“We hope we still have some fans out there that will come down and support us.”
The diner received the back of the High Wycombe Mayor Cllr Trevor Snaith following the Shopmobility scooter race in Frogmoor on Tuesday.
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