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Financial Issues Lead to Fallston Diner Closure

After a three-year run, the Fallston Diner permanently closed its doors early last week.

The  closed last week, much to the surprise of many area customers.

The business, which opened in 2008, closed on Nov. 22, according to owner John Korfiatis. Lease issues were a major factor in closing the business, he said.

“Rent will kill you," Korfiatis said.

Between 15 and 20 diner employees lost their jobs when it closed. "That was the saddest part, besides losing the money," Korfiatis said.

Manager Gina Hatzimarkos posted on the Fallston Diner Facebook page on Thanksgiving Day that the restaurant closed, "due to sudden turn of events."

“It’s because of the economy and financially we just couldn’t do it,” Hatzimarkos told Patch.

Hatzimarkos posted on Facebook that she has since joined with another person to open a new restaurant called Papa Duke's Place, located at 11244 Pulaski Highway in White Marsh.

Eric December 02, 2011 at 05:03 AM
Amy, please call me. This is Eric from Thursday morning breakfast! I may have a job for you at my office in Bel Air. 443.676.0340. Not the job you tried a year ago. A "real" job. Look fwd to hearing from you soon. All things happen for a reason and you're way to good, dedicated and professional to work in a restaurant anymore.
Brenda December 04, 2011 at 05:19 AM
I have worked at Fallston diner, I got out of there cause i seen how the place was run n how the food was being prepared, how emplyees was smoking in the back around food. It is sad that employees were not told about the closing. If the same people open another resturant I hope the same stuff don't go on. I realize people want to blame the landlord for not fixing stuff, but when Fallston diner took over they total remodel it, and when things didn't work instead of getting a real person to fix it, they had the " chef" really cook fix it. I worked for Denny's when it was there so I knew the building, so I know alot was redone. I also know that it takes time to get evicted it don't happen over nite so shame on the owners for not warning employees, I know they knew the were behind on rent n they knew the rent was going to be increase it was in their lease so shame on them
Turtlespoon December 26, 2011 at 08:39 AM
Fallston Diner was a unique place where I could take my friends & especially my nieces & nephew for breakfast or lunch at a great price. I am devasted to hear of its closure. Me & the kids are sad that we can never enjoy another meal and good times at "the diner".
Guy December 26, 2011 at 01:16 PM
Same experience!
Andy Eisner December 29, 2011 at 03:58 PM
I totally agree!! The food was terrible, went once and food was bad, tried a second time..just the same!!! The wait staff was rude, acted as if waiting on you was an inconvenience. Seems like Double TT didn't share the same problems

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