Kitchen gutted by fire, 29 Diner now bolstered by community support – WTOP
Last fall, I noted that the 29 Diner in Fairfax was hanging on. Since then, a fire damaged the venerable diner. The Fairfax eatery is closed for the foreseeable future.
A GoFundMe campaign has raised $62,470 of the $100,000 goal as of New Year’s Day.
I noted the resiliency of 29 Diner after visiting this autumn. It had closed in 2014 but was purchased by John Wood . The modern 29 isn’t just a diner – it’s a community service. They have donated food to veterans organizations, medical workers, Afghan refugees and others. Wood told WTOP that “We are looking at it that the Lord decided it was time for our remodel.”
The four to six months to remodel points to a spring or summer reopening.