WPR News
8:17 am
Mon August 11, 2008

Moondance Diner Renovations Continue

LaBarge, Wyo. – Renovations continue at the Moondance
Diner, a former New York City eatery that was moved to the tiny town of LaBarge in southwest Wyoming.

Owner Cheryl Pierce says people are stopping by daily, asking when the vintage railroad car-type diner will be open for business.

Pierce says the diner is on track to open next month.

The Moondance spent 80 years in Manhattan before Pierce and her husband, Vince, bought the diner and moved it out to Wyoming last year.

The Pierces are adding to the diner a 1950s-era soda fountain they bought in Wisconsin. They're also adding a back patio and a front facade in the style of a New York subway station.