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Plainville, MA, dining review
Brilliant Idea: Don's Diner in Plainville, Mass., and Norm's Seafood Merge Their Businesses
Article and photo by Eric H.
The landmark Don's Diner in Plainville, Mass., and Norm's Seafood -- a staple in North Attleboro, Mass., for the past 30 years -- recently came up with a brilliant idea that should help both businesses tremendously.
Don's, dating back to 1936, had actually closed a few years back. It was sad to see a vacant diner, the antithesis of the welcoming characteristics of a bustling diner. Fortunately, Don's re-opened in late 2006 and now gathers a robust crowd --especially with the addition of Norm's Seafood.
Plainville is the perfect location for Don's Diner: it's a real American town with its ups and downs, one of the last independetly-owned pharmacies in the area, a small town hall that could fit well in Mayberry RFD, and a friendly population that, in many instances, lays down its roots here and proudly calls the town a great place to live.
A diner like Don's complements that loyal fabric by serving as an unofficial meeting place for locals to eat delicious comfort foods, drink coffee, read the paper, chat with the waitresses and meet thy neighbor. What more could you ask for in a diner that, happily, looks like a diner -- and now with a much-needed local seafood restaurant located in the very same building? Kudos to these two local businesses for having the vision to merge!?
Don's Diner Inc. and Norm's Seafood, 121 South St., Plainville, MA, Tel. (508) 695-7036
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