A Broome County man has acquired the iconic Red Robin Diner that has been located in downtown Johnson City for more than six decades.

The restaurant at 268 Main Street closed in January 2021. The property had been on the market for about a year with an initial asking price of $269,000.

The site was owned by the Anagnostakos family of Binghamton. Property records show it was sold to Taimoor Management Incorporated of Vestal on June 16, for $210,000.

A glimpse inside the closed Red Robin Diner on July 15, 2022. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
A glimpse inside the closed Red Robin Diner on July 15, 2022. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
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The new owner, who asked not to be identified, said he plans to keep the historic diner building at its current site at the corner of Main and Broad streets. The building was moved there from Conklin Avenue on Binghamton's South Side on June 30, 1959.

Plans call for the old diner to be "revamped as a food place" after it has been renovated.

The Red Robin Diner building as seen from Broad Street on July 15, 2022. Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News
The Red Robin Diner building as seen from Broad Street on July 15, 2022. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
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The owner has lived in Broome County for nearly a decade. He said he had eaten at the Red Robin in the past and that he's a "fan of diner food." He said he was "very ecstatic" about the opportunity to acquire the diner in a section of Johnson City with ongoing development projects for Binghamton University and United Health Services.

The new owner said he hopes work will start on remodeling the diner by the end of the year.

Remembering Johnson City's Red Robin Diner

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