Young and Hungry

Capital City Diner Gets a Message from the Past


On opening day, Capital City Diner received a visitor from the 1950s.  Not long afterward, the co-owners heard an echo from their diner's very beginnings, from the late 1940s.

It was a bouquet of flowers and a note from the son of one of the founders of the Goodrich Diner, a tiny eatery that served the small town of Avoca, N.Y., for decades before being uprooted last year and moved to the Trinidad neighborhood.

Bob Goodrich, son of co-founder Leigh Goodrich, wrote the following note to Capital City owners Matt Ashburn and Patrick Carl: