After 9 years in business, DinerLuxe restaurant in New Milford closes

DinerLuxe, located at108 Danbury Road in New Milford, has closed its doors for business.

DinerLuxe, located at108 Danbury Road in New Milford, has closed its doors for business.

Carol Kaliff

NEW MILFORD – Hailed as “An American Classic” on the sign above its entrance, DinerLuxe has closed its doors for good, surprising many local residents.

The diner on Danbury Road opened for business in 2014.

Though New Milford Mayor Pete Bass confirmed the diner's closure, he said he was not told the reason for the closing.

Hearst Connecticut Media could not reach DinerLuxe for comment, despite multiple attempts.

The colorful exterior of the Dinerluxe diner was known for its throwback style, with large "fins," similar to those on a 1950s car, that lit up at night. 

A post about the restaurant’s closing on the “New Milford, CT” Facebook page on Dec. 31 received more than 100 comments from former customers, who shared their experiences at DinerLuxe.

The building started out as a Friendly’s before it morphed into a diner. DinerLuxe opened as a family restaurant by Peter Serroukas and Peter Siasanas in June 2014, Bass said. 

“What we can hope for now is that someone comes in and reformulates, whether it be a diner or a restaurant, and puts that property to good use,” Bass said.