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24-hour diner coming to Raleigh's Glenwood South

Posted June 30, 2009

— A 24-hour diner is coming to Raleigh's downtown entertainment district.

The Diner will open in the fall in Glenwood South and serve malts, ice cream sodas, burgers, fries and other favorite American fare, its owner, Niall Hanley says.

Hanley, who owns and operates Hibernian Irish Restaurant and Pub and Solas – both in Glenwood South – said he has been thinking about the idea for a few years.

The Diner will open at 414 Glenwood Ave., where Hard Times Café used to be, he says.


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  • Jeremiah Jun 30, 2009

    awesome. i think it will do well. plenty of people in that area, all hours of the night. and all the new condos will certainly help.

  • keeprightexcepttopass Jun 30, 2009

    It's about time there were more 24 hour options. When I moved here to Raleigh I was always amazed at such a large city having so few 24 hour eateries, shops, etc....

  • Joe Blow Jun 30, 2009

    yes! yes! yes!

  • working for deadbeats Jun 30, 2009

    Want to see what this place will be like after club hours? I invite you to go check out the Waffle house on New Bern or Capitol after the clubs let out. Ya, enjoy your diner.

  • ncwebguy Jun 30, 2009

    A late night diner is good and all, but even having a *daytime* diner alternative in Glenwood South would be nice as well. I could also see students from nearby Campbell Law popping in for a study break, to say nothing of NC State, Meredith, Peace, Shaw, St. Augs, etc.

    Snoopys and CharGrill have good food, but *no* indoor seating. The Baskin-Robbins/Dunkin Donuts closes early (7 on weeknights, not much later on weekends???) so this will be a good alternative and shows the "maturing" of the Glenwood area into more of an all-day self-sustaining area.

    The pizza place going in next door, in what used to be Vin, is going to have a hard time competing with Mellow Mushroom up the street, but the wait at MM is long at peak times.

  • sprice7 Jun 30, 2009

    I wonder if it will have a ridiculous door policy like SOLAS across the street. I used to frequent Hibernian fairly often, but the attitude I got at the door of Solas turned me off to anything affiliated with the owner. Now they are practically begging for people to come in. Flip-flops? No problem! Go up on the roof deck! It will be none too soon when that place closes its doors.

  • sprice7 Jun 30, 2009

    Bad idea IMHO. Twenty-four hour diners attract the WRONG type of people between midnight and 5AM.

  • Pineview Style Jun 30, 2009

    What, wait.... When did Hard Times close?

    A diner on Glenwood? I dunno.... I guess, after a long night of drinking, there can never be enough options (Snoopy's, IHOP) to soak up the alcohol and clog your arteries.

  • working for deadbeats Jun 30, 2009

    Oh goody! Another place for these club goers to linger aroud at and never go home. I wonder how long it will be before we have a shooting or stabbing. It will also be a great place for the homeless to beg and use the bathroom.

  • NE Raleigh Jun 30, 2009

    I like the idea. Diners are are one of only a few things that I miss about living North.