Less than two weeks after we confirmed that Port Richmond’s Aramingo Diner was closing, the restaurant has officially locked the doors for good.
Our original report on the impending closure was not exactly met with a groundswell of support from nostalgic Aramingo Diner patrons. Commenters on that story made it pretty clear that the diner had gone downhill in recent years.
In that article, an Aramingo Diner manager blamed the decline in business on the customer base. “Not enough people understand good food,” she told us. “They want Applebee’s.”
The Aramingo Diner opened in 1957 and has been owned by George Grigos–the son-in-law of the original owners–since 1981. We’re told that the building will be used for a non-food business going forward.