Update: Mama’s 39th Street Diner will definitely reopen, owner says

Mama’s 39th Street Diner had a heyday. It’s over.

UPDATE (Thursday, December 30): Fat City finally received a reply, via e-mail, from local developer Del Hedgepath, owner of the building where Mama’s 39th Street Diner is located, verifying that the restaurant — which was rumored to be closed permanently — is in the process of renovation for a spring reopening. Hedgepath writes:

“If Mama’s is not reopening, that would be news to me. There have been some insurance issues that have delayed the rebuilding, but as far as I know, the build-out started…” 

Fat City received a phone call on December 28 from Ira Auerbach, the co-owner of Mama’s 39th Street Diner. The rumors of Mama’s closing are false, he insists. He says the restaurant will tentatively reopen in “a couple of months.”

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