Lexington, KY – Ramsey’s Diner will serve its final meal in its original location Monday before moving the restaurant to a new shopping center off Nicholasville Road on West Zandale Dr.
A call Saturday to Ramsey’s business office was returned early Sunday by owner Rob Ramsey who said he was in Florida and did not want to publicly comment. But the restaurant at High Street and Woodland Avenue was abuzz early Saturday afternoon with the news that what has become a landmark during its 24 years near the University of Kentucky campus and downtown Lexington would be shutting its doors in less than 72 hours.
None of the staff was willing to respond to a reporter’s questions.
Last year work was completed on the longtime Ramsey’s office across Woodland from the restaurant to allow for the company’s pie business, Missy’s Pies, to relocate into the building owned by Tamram LLC, registered to Ramsey and his wife, Tamela Ramsey.
Missy’s vacated space was adjacent to Ramsey’s Diner in a separate but connected building. Both of those buildings are owned by William Wassmer, owner of Wassmer Properties.