Iconic Bair's Broadway Diner in Belgrade Shuts Down Following Truck Stop Acquisition

In a bittersweet turn of events, Bair's Broadway Diner in Belgrade bid its farewell on Sunday, marking the end of an era for this cherished establishment. A stalwart in the Gallatin Valley since 1963, the diner held a special place in the hearts of locals and visitors alike.

The final chapter unfolded within the confines of the Flying J truck stop off Interstate 90 in Belgrade, where Bair's Broadway Diner had found its last home. However, changes were afoot as the truck stop, along with the diner, was acquired by Town Pump.

Town Pump, the new owner, has plans to repurpose the entire truck stop plaza, which encompasses not only the diner but also features a casino and a service station. The transformation is set to be comprehensive, with the plaza's closure scheduled for Thursday at 10 pm.

Regrettably, this transition has wider implications, as an unnamed employee revealed that all personnel within the plaza, including Bair's Broadway Diner, have been laid off. The abrupt closure has left many employees without a job, signaling the end of an era for the beloved diner.

While questions loom about the circumstances surrounding the sale and the future plans for the iconic diner, management has chosen to remain tight-lipped, declining to provide any comments on the matter. As the curtains fall on Bair's Broadway Diner, its legacy as a cherished part of Belgrade's history will undoubtedly be remembered by those who frequented its booths over the decades.

Find the Original Article Here: https://nbcmontana.com/news/local/belgrades-bairs-broadway-diner-closes-after-truck-stop-bought-12-01-2023

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