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Nominated for: BEST Diner
The Fountain Diner is located in the Fountain Square Theatre Building at 1103 Shelby Street in what was once the luncheonette of the F.W. Woolworth store. After the Fountain Square Theatre closed in 1959, Woolworth's occupied the ground floor of the building until it also closed in the late 1960's. The space then housed a variety of other businesses including an office furniture store and a thrift shop until it was renovated in 1994 as part of the restoration of the Fountain Square Theatre Building. The diner was reopened using the original soda fountain, grills, counter and stools obtained from another local Woolworth's store that closed in 1994. The pink, green and blue mosaic tile background is original to the space as well as the diamond motif that runs along the grill area.