Update: Buddy's Diner in Somerville Seized by the State
[Ed note: This article was edited on July 21 to reflect additional information on Buddy's being seized.]
A diner in Somerville that has been in business for more than 80 years has been shut down by the state.
According to posters on the Yelp site as well as another poster on the Universal Hub Twitter page, Buddy's Diner on Washington Street is shuttered, with an orange "Seized" sign in the window. The Boston Globe mentions that the state of Massachusetts took over the eatery (not the IRS, as he been previously reported), as it owes more than $24,000 in meals taxes.
Buddy's Diner, which first opened in 1930, served classic American fare such as omelets, French toast, meat loaf, burgers, hot dogs, and sausages.
The address for this now-closed spot in Somerville was: Buddy's Diner, 113 Washington Street, Somerville, MA, 02143.
Thanks to Eater Boston for bringing this to our attention.