Newton foodies who have been awaiting the opening of the new Deluxe Town Diner in Newton Centre may be in for a happy holiday season.
"We hope to be open by the end of next week," owner Daryl Levy said today, speaking from the restaurant's popular Watertown location. "We'll be sending out a lot more information on Tuesday or Wednesday so people know exactly what to expect."
Levy's path from Watertown to Newton has had a few bumps along the way, with some early concerns over the number of parking spaces the restaurant would need. After receiving a parking waiver from the Board of Aldermen, the way was clear to sign a lease in May and begin renovating a former Starbucks into a 90-seat restaurant.
"We still have to do everything that a restaurant normally needs to get done near the end," Levy said. "We're very busy but excited."
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