Leo’s Last So-Long

What was to be an opportunity to renovate has turned into a time to vacate.


Leo’s To Go

In a Facebook post made on July 24th, Leo’s Diner at 6055 Maple announced their permanent closure. Initial plans to use the quarantine downtime to renovate the beloved diner and reopen on August 1st shifted, and the owners have made the decision to sell.

“Hello Everyone. We just wanted to give you all a shout to let you know that we had to change directions. It turns out that we won’t be able to make some of the renovations that we planned on and we will not be able to open in August, especially now that Covid numbers are on the rise, it is just not something we will be able to do. We have decided to list the business and building, so now it is for sale. We will look at all offers, I am going to open our messaging back up for inquiries. We are not taking interviews at this time, we are only open to getting messages from seriously interested parties for now. We hope you are all well, we do miss you all. We will be in touch if anything changes. We are sorry but we have to make smart decisions for our family right now. Take care all!”

Leo’s has been a Benson staple for more than 60 years, known for their mammoth portion sizes, and an atmosphere that welcomes you to linger over coffee and a long conversation. The Reader will keep our eyes peeled for prospective new owners for the establishment, and keep our fingers crossed for a reopening.


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