Thursday, July 28, 2005

In Search of Ostie

Michael "Ostie" Ostermeyer, a staple of Lou Henry's bar-hopping column, also recently (well, okay -- not that recently) showed up in a Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly piece by Derrick Gingery on the possibility that Cindy's Diner will be moved to construct a new downtown hotel.
Michael Ostermeyer of Fort Wayne, an employee at Coney Island, another of Fort Wayne’s long-standing restaurants, thinks Cindy’s Diner should stay where it is.

“I think the diner has a right to stay,” he said. “It’s a local landmark.”

Ostermeyer was sitting outside Cindy’s last week smoking a cigarette and waiting for breakfast before heading over to work at Coney Island. He did not know if Cindy’s could survive if it moved.

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