In 2018, The New Munson Diner opened its doors under the ownership of Christos and John Kritikos.
“Liberty means freedom,” Christos says with a smile, “and the diner has given us not only freedom, but a new lease on life. We treat everyone like family—and the people here,” he said with a wave of his hand, “are the best. I love everybody here. The community has embraced us, and we’ve only just begun.” (The River Reporter, 2019)
Be part of the diner’s history!If you pass by and the New Munson Diner looks a bit familiar, it REALLY does! The diner it was used as a location for the 1970s television series “Kojak,”’ starring Telly Savalas, in American Express commercials, and as the “alternate universe” diner in the classic “Bizarro Jerry” episode of “Seinfeld” in the ‘90s. Read More
Munson Diner is a historic diner located at Liberty in Sullivan County, New York. It was manufactured in 1945 by the Kullman Dining Car Company of Lebanon, New Jersey. It has a riveted steel frame and exterior of stainless steel and porcelain enamel. It has a long, rectangular form, 16 feet wide by 50 feet long. The interior has a plan typical of the diners of the 1940s and 1950s. It was moved from West 49th Street and 11th Avenue, New York City, to Liberty in 2005. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2006. Allan Bérubé (1946–2007) initiated the saving, redevelopment, and moving of the diner.
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