Tom’s Diner on East Colfax Avenue will not be demolished.
In a press release issued Saturday, Cleveland-based GBX Group announced that the property will be preserved and “reinvented” through a partnership with owner Thomas Messina. The group also announced the building has been added to the National Register of Historic Places.
Messina has owned the property since 2004, when he bought it for $800,000. He planned to sell it to a developer for $4.8 million.
The developer wanted to build apartments on the site.