Same place, new look: Park Place Diner renovations complete

By on October 28, 2015

 

The Park Place Diner has a brand new look.

After six months renovations are complete, and the diner, located at 2270 N. Reading Road, Denver, has received a “complete facelift,’ according to owner Louie Antonellos.

Owners Louie Antonellos, Tony Antonellos, and Jimmy Manetas bought the diner, formerly known as Zinn’s Diner, 12 years ago.

“When we bought it 12 years ago, we renovated the whole inside and the kitchen,” Louie Antonellos said. “This renovation is phase two.”

Louie Antonellos said everything was “completely gutted.”

Photo by Dena Reedy The Park Place Diner recently got a facelift. Renovations were finished in September.

Photo by Dena Reedy
The Park Place Diner recently got a facelift. Renovations were finished in September.

The renovation, which started in April, included on the outside: a new roof, windows, stucco and stone work, new landscaping, new signs, and HVAC units.

Renovations inside included the entrance way, the restrooms, and seating for an additional 30 people.

Louie Antonellos said the diner will now be able to seat around 240 people. He said the reason for the increase is because the diner is also in the process of installing WiFi.

“We are setting up WiFi, and with the addition of 30 seats, hoping to get meetings, business people wanting to have lunch meetings, and things like that,” he said.

Louie Antonellos said there is also an area available for people to have a private party or meeting.

As for plans for future expansion, Louie Antonellos said not right now.

“Right now we are pretty happy with how this is,” he said. “We will see how it goes. Definitely a lot of room here to do a lot more. It all depends on how everything goes from here on.”

Louie Antonellos said it is the Park Place customers who keep the diner successful.

“(We just want to) thank our loyal customers, people who come in two, three times a day. Just let them know we are doing this for them,” he said. “We are very grateful because without them this wouldn’t be possible.”

The diner employees about 30 workers, full-time and part-time, and is looking for additional servers. Louie Antonellos said those interested can apply in person at the diner.

It is open from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week.

For more information, call 336-2210.

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