Iconic Poconos diner being offered for free — but it has to move

TANNERSVILLE, Pa., Sept. 13 (UPI) — The owners of an iconic Pennsylvania diner that shut down last fall said the building is now being given away for free — but it has to move.

Jim and Linda Schlier, current owners of the Diner at Tannersville in the Pocono Mountains, listed the property for $30,000 after the restaurant was shuttered in September of last year, but the diner failed to sell.

The Schliers said they are now giving the building away for free, but the taker has to move the structure to make way for a planned Harley Davidson dealership.

“It’s a piece of history. And hoping that we can all go have lunch somewhere, someday. Same building, different location!” Jim Schlier told WBRE/WYOU.

He said the diner has been moved before. The building was originally constructed in Elizabeth, N.J., and was moved to its current location in the 1980s.

“You’d never think they could move something like this. But they made it look so easy,”  Schlier said.

Schlier said he is hoping the diner might reopen somewhere nearby.

“I just think it’s a shame to demolish something that maybe somebody, some young couple wants to starts a business and maybe this can be their start,” he told WNEP-TV.

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