Over the last few months, we've seen a lot of great businesses close their doors for good.  Most of these closures were due to the economic downturn brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

Every business closure is sad, but the one that I heard about earlier today really hit me hard.

When I was in my late teens and early twenties, I lived in Bangor.  First, as a college student.  Later, I worked for a radio station group.

During that time, my friends and I spent a lot of time at Nicky's Cruisin Diner.  The 50s themed restaurant, located on Union Street, was like somewhere Ritchie, Potsy, and Ralph would have hung out on Happy Days.

Honestly, though, it was the 50s theme that made the place appealing to my friends and me.  It was the fact that it was dirt cheap.  Back then, you could get a meal for about five bucks.  Looking at their current menu, the prices are still really decent.  You can get a meal for less than ten bucks.

Well, sadly, Nicky's Cruisin Diner is going to be closing its doors at the end of the month.

According to a post on their Facebook page, their last day, after 32 years in business, will be June 30th.

We have made the difficult decision to say Tuesday June 30, 2020 will be Nicky’s Cruisin Diners last day.
We want to...

Posted by Nicky's Cruisin Diner on Monday, June 22, 2020

We can all hope that someone will purchase the property and revive the business.

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