The Milford Diner is headed west, to a new life a third of the way across the country.
Come Nov. 19, the more than 70-year-old building will be hauled onto I-84 on its way to Kokomo, Ind., and renovation to its former glory.
It’s not a cut and dry process by any means, the diner has to be repaired before it’s available to transport. The wood is falling apart, the screws are loose, and it could cost up to $200,000 to totally repair to its original glory.
More than two years ago, a Save The Milford Diner Facebook page with a link to a GoFundMe.com campaign was created. The page said the campaign seeks to raise $25,000 for transportation and restoration.
As of Nov. 14, the 25-month account had raised only $160.
We will see what what happens with this iconic piece of Milford history, but hopefully it brings as much joy wherever it lands.