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No Place Like 
Holmes diner, exterior.


  • Business name: No Place Like Holmes Diner
  • Street address: U.S. 59 Highway; later moved to Rantoul and (currently) Lane
  • Open or closed: Closed; moved to Lane
  • History: The original owner of this diner was Lee Hughes of Garnett, who purchased the 10-stool diner new in September 1953 for $7,800. While in Garnett it also was operated by Tom Lamb. In either 1962 or '64, Leonard Starit purchased the diner and moved it to Richmond, where it was operated as Starit's Drive In until 1984. Nancy Burroughs then purchased the diner and ran it as Nancy's Drive In for two years. In 1986 the diner was purchased by Dale Holmes. By the end of the decade the building was in Rantoul, and is now in Lane.
  • Model / serial number: Unknown model / 1228
  • Additional images:
    Exterior, opposite side view
    Interior, cook station view
    Interior, opposite side view
    Restaurant order pad


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