SAN FRANCISCO—It was announced on Thursday, December 29 that Lori’s Diner in San Francisco will be closing its original location located on Mason Street on January 2, 2017.

According to, the American, 1950s themed, 24-hour diner has been described as having a “classic vibe.” The setup includes red booths, pinball machines, old-fashioned cars and “Elvis and Marilyn Monroe memorabilia.” It first opened at 336 Mason Street in Union Square in 1985. The company went on to open additional locations at 500 Sutter Street in 1993, 149 Powell Street in 1995 (which is now closed), in Ghirardelli Square in 2000 and at the San Francisco International Airport.

Lori’s Diner posted on their Facebook page that they would be shutting down their Union Square location due to a “lease expiration.” They taped a sign on their window announcing their closure, which reads:

“We have been able to enjoy your patronage for almost 32 years. Thank you so much from the bottom of our heart.”

The sign also mentioned that after January 2, they will continue to serve customers at the Sutter Street. The diner’s website states that:

“By providing generous portions of our classic home style fare, we ensure the old fashioned value that diners are famous for.”location which is “just around the corner.”

The letter posted on the window of the Mason Street location announcing the closure
The letter posted on the Mason Street location by staff.