Refurbished KCMO Diner Hopes To Serve Up Memories

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- If you're from Kansas City you probably remember the restaurant, 'Nichol’s Lunch'. The Kansas City staple opened in the 1920's. After 90 years in business it closed, but now a new owner is taking over and said he’s hoping to bring it back to its former glory.

Sosa's 39th Street Diner at 39th Street and Southwest Trafficway opens Jan. 2. Formerly ‘Mama’s’ – the restaurant shut down earlier this year.

New owner Anthony Sosa said he hopes his restaurant takes you back in time.

"We're just going to be you know the old style diner and cafe and restaurants that we all grew up with grandma and grandpa and moms and dads,” he said.

Born and raised in Kansas City, Sosa said he, like so many others, have memories of ‘Nichol’s Lunch’. He said from the black and white pictures of Kansas City on the walls to the black and white movies on the TV’s, Sosa's pays tribute to its rich history.

"This has kind of been a cornerstone in the community out here in the 39th Street area and one of the things I'm looking forward to is to bring that feel back to the community what has once been lost and try to live up to the traditions that the Nichol’s family had carried on for many, many a years,” he said.

Hungry? Sosa's wide menu features meals of the past like fried bologna sandwiches, liver and onions, fried spam and potatoes, plus modern dishes.

You can also get breakfast any time.

If you’re looking for work he’s hiring—looking to employ as many as 50 people. If you’re interested, stop by in person and apply, he said.

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