An old favorite is planning to open its doors in time to serve the Flower and Garden Festival crowds.
The Leesburg Diner, closed since a June 2015 fire, plans to be back in operation this weekend. Owner Michael O’Connor said his team plan a soft opening to get back in the groove and then to pick up its regular daily schedule.
When the Leesburg Restaurant closed in 2013, O’Connor undertook a year-long renovation of the iconic South King Street eatery, in space that has served up meals since the 1860s. The diner reopened in 2014 with a 1950s flair. The fire, which started in an apartment in an adjacent building, caused enough damage to force a months-long closure.
For those with an unsatisfied hankering for peanut soup, the wait is over.