BIZNOTE FOLLOWUP: Luna Park Café progress report

The sign for Luna Park Café says “fall repairs and maintenance,” but that work will stretch into winter. Three months have passed since café proprietor John Bennett announced that the beloved restaurant would close temporarily for some work. This week a reader asked if we had any updates. So we checked in with Bennett, who replied:

Our original plan was to be closed for a couple of months to replace some equipment and do deep cleaning. Luna will be 34 years old in March and was in need of repairs. Once we got into it, one thing led to another and we are replacing more equipment and doing more repairs than we originally thought we would do (even the 1958 Seeburg jukebox had to go to the shop for a complete overhaul).

The good news is that Luna will stay the same with some improvements to the menu and upgraded tech systems. Even retro has to step into the 21st century eventually. The bad news is that it is taking a lot longer to get the equipment and do the work. We are estimating reopening in January or February 2023. We look forward to another 34 years!

8 Replies to "BIZNOTE FOLLOWUP: Luna Park Café progress report"

  • LUNAtic December 9, 2022 (2:38 pm)

    Thanks for the update! It’s been a long 3 months, but we can hang in there another 2 months to cozy up to a plate of Elvis Waffles or a South of the Border omelet. Looking forward to the new menu items too. Happy holidays Luna, see you in the new year! 

  • Michelle December 9, 2022 (2:44 pm)

    We love Luna and their Jackie’s Favorite sandwich… glad they are taking the time to get things fixed! 

  • Sweetpea December 9, 2022 (5:38 pm)

    I can’t wait for Luna to reopen and head back to work to see all of my great customers!  And no, I don’t have any info, just waiting like everyone else, but I sure miss Luna, Customers, Great food, and of course Sausage the cat!   <3  Sweetpea

  • M December 9, 2022 (6:39 pm)

    Thanks for the update. I was going to inquire with you if you had any updates on Luna Park. 

  • bikerep December 9, 2022 (7:56 pm)

    great to hear! Also some great food right next door at the Spot just saying

  • Justin December 9, 2022 (10:53 pm)

    Thanks for the update. Excited for Luna to reopen!

  • R December 10, 2022 (1:05 pm)

    Really hoping the staff haven’t scattered too far… Many of them, especially the ones who’d been there for years, were the best part of dining at Luna.Sausage the kitty is still around! I see her in the neighborhood from time to time. :)

  • HPCat December 11, 2022 (2:20 pm)

    Yay! As you update the menu, please, please, please keep the expanded vegetarian/vegan options! Finally, a place where I didn’t need to order a salad or choose between the same 2 boring options. Can’t wait for you to reopen! I also hope that you work hard to bring back the amazing staff you had before. They have always felt like the true heart of the place.

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