The website and emails for the domain name no longer work.

You can contact the 29 Diner restaurant via Facebook at

What is happening with 29 Diner in Fairfax VA?

Gilthoniel_Elbereth about January 2024

If you look on their Facebook, on a post from May 2022 about reopening before the end of that year, someone recently asked for an update. The 29 Diner account replied, saying:

The property owners of the 29 Diner, the City & I have issues. I’m the business owner. My last day of owning the business is 12/31/23. If it reopens. Maybe I will have the opportunity to release it. I wish them luck.

So it sounds like there was some sort of shakeup in ownership

A post's on Fakebook by the owner November 17, 2023

John K. Wood

Julie Dey McGuigan All funds have gone to restore the diner to the state she is. The diner was saved from a tear down and now sits ready to restore.

John K. Wood

I’m the lease holder of the 29 Diner. The Glascocks are the property owner. All of my insurance funds and the GoFund me funds have been used over the last two years to try and bring the 29 Diner back. Fire remediation, fire clean up, demo of all burned walls, building back out the floors , walls, & ceilings to make the diner safe to habitat. Demo of all windows and doors to try and be ADA compliant. We then worked with the property owner and an owners rep to attempt to bring the diner back. We had all new electrical service restored and new electric breaker service installed. My insurance proceeds and all Go Fund me donations were exhausted to bring the diner back to this point. Approx $200,000 exhausted. We returned her to A warm shell, with new electrical service. I stood with the diner as the lease holder for 1.5 years. I don’t control the property and the City controls it use. The diner got to a point that I couldn’t do anything further to try and bring her back. So now the diner has been taken out of my hands and is now in a state of repair where I left off. I’m don’t have control of the diner. The rebuild proceeds stopped and the diner now sits vacant. I here in FB. I haven’t gone anywhere. If anyone want to reach me. I’m here to tell them the same. The property and the rehab are now out of my control. I tried my best. I thought last year we would have been reopened a long time ago too. But unfortunately she sits vacant & empty.