The Rosebud (diner)

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The Rosebud
The Rosebud Diner
The Rosebud (diner) is located in Massachusetts
The Rosebud (diner)
The Rosebud (diner) is located in the US
The Rosebud (diner)
Location Somerville, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°23′40″N 71°7′17″W / 42.39444°N 71.12139°W / 42.39444; -71.12139Coordinates: 42°23′40″N 71°7′17″W / 42.39444°N 71.12139°W / 42.39444; -71.12139
Built 1941
Architect Worcester Lunch Car Company
MPS Diners of Massachusetts MPS
NRHP Reference # 99001125[1]
Added to NRHP September 22, 1999

The Rosebud is a historic diner at 381 Summer Street in Somerville, Massachusetts near Davis Square.

The diner was built in 1941 by the Worcester Lunch Car Company for the Nichols family.[2] The diner was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.[1]

In 2013, after 40 years of the family's ownership, Evangelos Nichols sold the Rosebud to Martin Bloom. Bloom, the founder of a chain of Italian restaurants called Vinny Testa’s and owner of the Mission Oak Grill, promised to leave the exterior untouched.[3]

the Rosebud Diner in 2012
The historic marker sign on the face of the Rosebud Diner

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Diners of New England" By Randy Garbin, Edition: illustrated, (Published by Stackpole Books, 2005) ISBN 0-8117-3141-3, ISBN 978-0-8117-3141-6 [1]
  3. ^ "Vinny Testa's founder Martin Bloom to take over Rosebud Diner in Davis Sq.". Boston Business Journal. Retrieved August 1, 2013.