The future home of Bob & Edith’s Diner in the Huntington Station shopping center on North Kings Highway.
The new Bob & Edith’s Diner on North Kings Highway will not be opening in March.
The 24-hour diner now hopes to open sometime in late May or early June, according to one of the restaurant’s owners.
The process of acquiring permits took longer than expected, Chris Bolton said Friday, but now everything is in hand and the building process is underway.
Bolton, who along with his sister and father own the 1950s-throwback diner chain, said the delay was a “learning process.” Originally the owners had hoped to open in November, but that later got pushed back to February, and then March.
Bolton said he’s confident that the finished product, which will look much like the Springfield location on the inside, will be worth the wait.
“All good things come in time,” Bolton said.
In addition to the Springfield location, Bob & Edith’s also has two diners in Arlington — including the original location on Columbia Pike.
The Bob & Edith’s on North Kings Highway is taking over a space previously occupied by an auto parts store. The shopping center, which is directly across from the south entrance to the Huntington Metro station, is at full capacity.