Denton Diner Closing Over Covid-19 Concerns

DENTON (WBAP/KLIF)- A Denton diner is closing its doors at the end of this month due to concerns over Covid-19.

“Legends Diner” first made headlines for a sign threatening to charge customers if they complained about wearing masks.

Co-owner Wayne Lacombe said he and his wife, a retired RN, decided it’s not worth the risk to stay open.

“People aren’t getting it. They are too careless with Covid and have no clue what is going on out there and that’s why numbers are getting terrible. People don’t have a clue about how important and how dangerous this is,” said Lacombe.

Lacombe says the majority of their customers are seniors and they have lost a lot of them because of concerns over the virus.

“Covid-19 has taken a toll on our business. We are running a fraction of what we should be running to break even,” he said. “I just can’t see 6 months or a year from now anything really changing on Covid so I would rather close now and have money to retire than wait around and be broke,” he said.

Lacombe said maybe one day they will re-open.

“If numbers are done and you can guarantee they would and stay down, yea maybe we would re-open but they’re not going to,” he said.

A silver lining though, Lacombe said since the closing announcement, they have had lines out the door.

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