The Lincoln Highway Diner at the North Platte Airport closed its doors in August and the community and airport employees have felt the loss.
“People love to come out to the airport to eat and we still occasionally get people looking for the diner, to find it closed,” Airport Manager Sam Seafeldt said.
Since August, airport management have led an renovation of the restaurant space, cleaning equipment, replacing floor drains, installing new plumbing and improving the heating, ventilation and air conditioning.
The management is currently working on replacing the grid system for new ceiling tiles and HVAC vents.
“The Airport Authority is on board to get someone in (the restaurant) as soon as possible,” Seafeldt said, “but it didn’t make sense to bring in a new restaurant when all of these repairs and upgrades needed to be made.”
Seafeldt expects the space to be presentable by July 1 for potential operators to see.
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Surely hope the new restaurant is as good as the previous one. Food wise and service wise. I used to go there a lot and always took out of towners there.
Now that being said, I’ve had nothing but bad food and bad service the times I’ve gone to the “new establishment” on Haligan Drive. The three times I’ve taken out of town guests there, we were all complaining about the food and service…and noise. Fingers crossed the new airport restaruant is good.
Sorry to knock a NP establishment but sometimes it has to be done.
My first job back in high school was working here as a dish washer for Ed and Judy Holly over 20 years ago.
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