After a months-long hiatus, the city-owned Hollywood Diner has reopened under new operators.
Formerly known as the The Hollywood Diner presents Thomasino's, the restaurant is open for breakfast and lunch on weekdays, and on Sunday mornings during the Baltimore Farmers' Market. The breakfast menu includes omelets, pancakes and platters. The lunch line-up features panini, sandwiches, pastas and wings.
Late last year, the city terminated its lease with the Chesapeake Center for Youth Development, the nonprofit organization that ran the diner since 1991. In July, the city announced that it had selected the bid of Thomasino's Pizza Subs & Pasta, LLC, owned by Richard T. White.
White said he plans to use the diner in the evening for special events like spoken word and poetry gatherings. There are plans, too, for outdoor seating and movie nights.