Tuesday, September 29, 2009
#847 ... The Diner
Karl Randal is a project manager by profession and had a dream of running his own diner, mixing the best of that old school USA scene some Kiwi twists. His partner Debbie Wakefield has hospitality industry experience and now they have taken the leap, the Cadillac Diner at 112-116 High Street opened for business on Saturday 26th September.
The couple has stamped their own mark on fit-out. A huge 1958 Cadillac parked in the middle of the restaurant, warm leather booth seating imported from USA and even a Cadillac car seat sofa with working hail lights; 50's Coca Cola, James Dean and heaps of other memorabilia decorate the walls.
Waitresses in full '50s dress complete the scene ... shame they can't be on roller skates due to OSH regulations.(Occupational Health & Safety!!)
IMAGE by rumi ... thanks