A 65-year chapter in Rutland’s history will end on Sunday, when the Midway Diner serves its last burgers, omelets and fries.
The much-loved local eatery on Route Seven will be replaced by an International House of Pancakes.
John Valente the Midway Diner’s co-owner, stood outside the restaurant Thursday. He shouted out a greeting to his old friend Bud Creed.
“Hey Bud!” He said. “Bud, how you been?”
“Pretty Good!” Creed answered. “I came down to get my last Western.”
“I’m going to miss you,” Valente called after him.