In the Northwest, a diner shuts its doors and a co-op hands things over

    Monday brought some shake ups to the Northwest’s food scene when the Ridge Diner closed unexpectedly and Weavers Way announced plans to leave West Oak Lane.

    While the diner’s future is uncertain, the co-op on Ogontz Avenue will stay open, but in another capacity.

    A sign on the diner’s door says the restaurant is closed for renovations, but calls to the Ridge went to a number that’s been disconnected. Customers were surprised yesterday when they showed up to eat.

    And after years of trying to make the co-op’s West Oak Lane location sustainable, Weavers Way has decided the cost to operate on Ogontz is too great. So the business and equipment will be handed over later this month to the Ogontz Avenue Revitalization Corporation.

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