Diner owner says DOT forced their roadside sign down after 40 years on Rt. 5 in Ontario Co.

Sweet Sue’s Country Diner is open for business, not going anywhere

– By Josh Durso

Closed for business? No way.

Sweet Sue’s Country Diner, located along Route 5 in Stanley recently underwent a change that had some regular customers worried. Their sign unexpectedly disappeared from the front of the property.

A customer who visited after Christmas took to social media to share a handwritten note, which was posted inside the restaurant.

The takeaway: Spread the word that the diner is open for business!

“We are NOT closing,” the handwritten sign read inside the diner. “DOT made us take down our sign as they decided it was in their right of way after 40 years.”

The diner is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. until 1:45 p.m. On the weekend – the diner is open from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Many commenters on the original post on Facebook shared their frustration with DOT making a sudden ruling on a sign that had been in place for decades. It’s unclear what prompted the removal of the sign.


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