Life in the twilight zone

Today’s Zippy takes us to the 29 Diner in Fairfax VA, where a Twilight Zone wrinkle has apparently established itself:


It seems that Ned lives in that liminal world, where there are no coffee breaks (and presumably no bathroom breaks either). The place is open 24 hours, so maybe no sleep either.

The diner. From Wikipedia:

The diner is located at 10536 Fairfax Boulevard (U.S. Route 29/U.S. Route 50), a short distance west of the Boulevard’s intersection with Chain Bridge Road (Virginia State Route 123).

The 29 Diner opened on July 20, 1947. It was built by the Mountain View Diners Company of Singac, New Jersey. D.T. “Bill” Glascock (deceased) purchased the diner and had it shipped to a strip of land that he owned in Fairfax, Virginia. Glascock and his wife, Elvira “Curly,” ran the diner for the first several years, and thereafter leased the building to a succession of business owners.

It has been largely preserved, so that it’s now a genuine historical feature.

The exterior:

(#2) (Washington Post photo)

The interior:

(#3) (photo from Tripadvisor)

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