The Shore was perplexed by the sudden closing of Point Pleasant landmark, The OB Diner. Now, news is surfacing that the former owners of Ocean Bay are getting very close to reopening the eatery.

The folks who sold the diner in 2005 are said to be one step closer to taking the building back from bank in the near future.

This is welcomed news to many at the Shore who have frequented the legendary diner for over 50 years. Not seeing a packed house at the restaurant on Route 88 in Point Pleasant is just strange. It's also very inconvenient when you're coming back from Point Beach and are looking for a "late night snack."

The former owner is Andreas Kaiafas, whose family owns The Tolis Corporation. They say that if the deal goes through that they plan on keeping the OB as a diner. However, after a visit last week he said that with the kitchen and basement in bad shape, it's unlikely they will be able to have diner open before next summer.

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