DOVER — The previous residence of the Hollywood Diner, with its vivid chrome and purple siding proper within the coronary heart of Dover’s U.S. 13 hall, is actually an iconic and crowd pleasing constructing.
It actually attracted the eye of restaurateur Ekrem Arslan, who bought the 1950s landmark property that sits at 123 N. Dupont Freeway on Oct. 9.
The property’s itemizing agent, Carl Kaplan of R&R Business Realty, is happy the historic property will stay a diner.
“It’s an important location on Route 13 so it wouldn’t have been shocking to see a developer come alongside and purchase it as a tear down,” stated Mr. Kaplan in a press launch.
“We had been actually completely happy to see that not occur as a result of it’s such a novel constructing. I do know the Arslan household goes to do an important job with it.”
Mr. Arslan previously owned and operated Sussex County’s Laurel Dutch Inn till he offered it in June 2019.
Ensar Arslan, the proprietor’s son, will function the diner’s supervisor.
The Arslan household says the brand new menu will encompass typical diner fare with a consolation meals twist. Though they’ve but to decide on a brand new title, the household is hoping to reopen the eatery in 2021.
“We’re planning on preserving it principally the identical excluding a number of beauty modifications,” stated Ensar Arslan.
“We’re undoubtedly planning on preserving its nice, 1950s-style attraction. My father, Ekrem, will probably be bringing his 25 years of expertise within the restaurant business to the place, as effectively. It’ll be a family-run enterprise, and we’re hoping to show it into a cushty place the place all really feel welcome to fill their bellies.
“There’s nonetheless a good quantity of labor to be carried out on the within, and we wish to ensure every part is correct earlier than we open the doorways.”
Ekrem Arslan famous that his main objective is to supply top-quality meals and repair to make his prospects really feel at residence.
“My household, my future workers and I can’t wait to get to know everybody in the neighborhood firsthand and to change into an enormous household,” he stated.
Most just lately, the constructing was residence to the Southern Grille Hollywood Diner of Dover, which was owned by Ronald White, who additionally owns the Southern Grille in Ellendale.
Mr. White bought the enterprise and constructing in March 2018 and formally reopened its doorways that June. That enterprise lasted solely a few yr earlier than it closed in late June 2019.
Initially opened within the early 1950s, the landmark eatery had merely been referred to as the Hollywood Diner.