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What happened to John’s Diner in Middlesex Township?

John’s Diner in Middlesex Township is closed and appears to have been closed for at least a few months.

The business is listed for sale with Landmark Commercial Realty, with an asking price of $1.6 million. The listing notes the sale comes with a 7,000-square-foot building and a 2.45-acre lot that is ready for reuse as a restaurant or redevelopment.

A final post on the John’s Diner Facebook page soliciting patrons to come to eat came on March 9, and within 10 days comments began to appear, asking if the diner was closed.

On March 23, a post asking customers to like John’s Diner’s other location in the 100 block of Sheraton Drive in Fairview Township was posted to the company’s Facebook page and nearly all postings since have been attempting to get visitors to go to that location.

An employee of John’s Diner confirmed that the Middlesex Township location was closed but provided no details as to why.

The shuttered Middlesex Township location was in existence for less than two years.

The former Bob Evans site was purchased in 2016 and converted into John’s Diner.

Bobs Evans on the Harrisburg Pike was closed in 2015 as part of a nationwide cost-cutting effort by the corporation that saw restaurants across the nation, including in Middlesex and Hampden townships, close.

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