Diner closes up shop

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — The CEO of One Main Development says he knew Merry Ann’s Diner was going to close for awhile.

It’s family owned and he says it was a family decision to minimize and simplify the business. When the leaded ended on the downtown location, the owners decided to not renew it.

Instead, they notified customers Monday, the location was closing with a note on the door. It comes two months after the Merry Ann’s Diner in downtown Bloomington closed. The owners could not be reached for comment.

One Main Development’s CEO says he’d love to see another 24/7 restaurant fill the space. He says there’s also a new coffee and sandwich place opening in a downtown property soon. It should be up and running in a month or two.

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