Tom's Diner Owner Wins Property Rights Fight Against Denver Preservationists
Tom Messina will now be able to sell off his restaurant to a developer and retire.
Mega congratulations to my colleague
, whose reporting on NIMBY efforts to essentially steal a man’s retirement by thwarting the sale of his restaurant caused a national shaming campaign that stopped the historical preservation drive
Big win for the owner of Tom's Diner. Activists who had been trying to landmark it over the owner's objections have withdrawn their landmark application. That means Tom can go ahead and sell it to a developer and retire.