All 59 Diner Locations Appear to Be Closed

The lights may be out for good at the original 59 Diner at 3801 Farnham.
The lights may be out for good at the original 59 Diner at 3801 Farnham.
Photo by Chuck Cook Photography

Has Houston lost the last few locations of its most iconic 24-hour diner? That, sadly, appears to be the case. 

A tipster called the Houston Press to inform us that all employees at the 3801 Farnham location at Shepherd were asked to leave and to return on Thursday to pick up their final checks. We were told that none of the employees were expecting to be laid off, and the caller said that the restaurant seemed busy during breakfast hours. Some of the employees have been with that 59 Diner location for several years and were reportedly given no time to make preparations for this unexpected turn of events. 

The sign at the Farnham and Shepherd location reads, "Dinner closed for Remoduling," but the meaning is still pretty clear.
The sign at the Farnham and Shepherd location reads, "Dinner closed for Remoduling," but the meaning is still pretty clear.
Photo by Chuck Cook Photography

A visit to the Willowbrook area location at 17695 Tomball Parkway (Highway 249) revealed that it is also closed. The phone number for the Stafford location is out of service. (Updated 3/1/2016, 2 p.m.: A few readers messaged us to say that there was briefly a location in The Woodlands that is also now closed.) 

The signs posted on the doors differ. The ones posted at the Farnham location indicate it is closed for remodeling, while the ones at the Willowbrook location simply read, "Sorry we are closed." Both closings were verified around 7 p.m. on Monday, February 29, but the exact reasons are unknown at this time.

The closed signs are posted at the 59 Diner location near Willowbrook Mall, too.
The closed signs are posted at the 59 Diner location near Willowbrook Mall, too.
Photo by Phaedra Cook

At one time, 59 Diner had several locations, including near Memorial City Mall and in Katy, but most have closed over the past few years. The Farnham, Tomball Parkway and Stafford locations were possibly the last few remaining. 

So much for our favorite do-it-yourself dish

We will post more details on this story as we receive them. 

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