Diana Restaurant – Leamington – 1954

July 23, 2014

Happy Wednesday everyone! Here today is an old advertisement for The Diana Restaurant in Leamington. Sounds like this place was around since the late teensĀ and made it to at least the mid 1950’s. Any county folk have any memories of the place?

10 Responses to Diana Restaurant – Leamington – 1954

  1. Linda on July 23, 2014 at 7:23 am

    It was around into the 70’s I believe. There was a big fire and that was the end of it. It was called Diana Sweets at the end.

  2. Lanny on July 23, 2014 at 9:29 am

    Was it once a movie theatre converted to Diana’s? Has that look.

  3. Richard McIntyre on July 23, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    In the mid and late fifties it was commonly just called Diana Sweets. It was operated by Alex’s and George Kondurace. (spelling might not be correct) The restaurant had large chocolate display counter and cigar section across from soda fountain area. It was the first place in Leamington to sell pizza in mid fifties.
    The layout of the booths may appear as theater seating. but not large enough space. Leamington had two movie theaters the Vogue on Talbot St. east, and another one on Mill St.
    but closed in early fifties it was just west of Erie St.

  4. Amy on July 23, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    Wasn’t there a Diana Restaurant in Leamington in the mid 90s or so?

  5. Ex Leamingtonian on July 23, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    I too remember it as Diana Sweets. It was owned by a family of Greek immigrants, one of whom was George Christopher. (obviously changed his name to sound “anglo”). He died about 40 years ago well into his 90’s.

  6. Kent on July 24, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    I learned to swear in Italian in that place in the early 70s.

  7. Dave on July 25, 2014 at 11:16 am

    Amy, you are correct. It was a stone’s throw from Highway 18.

  8. Richard McIntyre on July 25, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    Ex Leamington are you confusing Georges White Lunch on Erie St. S next to Moran’s grocery store, or George who hade the Mill Bar, next to Chuck’s dairy bar? During the early fifties I went to Selkirk
    school with the daughter of on of the owners, and her name was not Christopher.

  9. Sherry on July 27, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    From 1970 to about 1981, Diana’s was owned by three Greek men and their families- George, Gus and Nick. It was a great family restaurant.

  10. Kate on August 4, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    Every summer from the mid 70’s to early 80’s I’d stay with my Grandparents in Kingsville. Every Wednesday was shopping day and this was where we ate lunch. I remember it as Diana’s.

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