Were you utterly devastated to hear about the closing of Silver Spring’s beloved Tastee Diner in March? Well, now you can carry a piece of it with you forever!
Tastee Diner is auctioning off historic bits and pieces of the diner from its more than 80 years of service through Rasmus.
No item is off-limits, so there’s bound to be something for every diner lover and patron. Framed artwork and decor—including vintage car plaques—and a Maxwell House Coffee clock are available for bidding to adorn your walls.
Those looking to bring diner vibes to their own home can bid on an array of cooking equipment and bakeware, from a meat slicer to a fry cutter and a mixer with its stand. Round that out with a neon open sign and some of Tastee Diner’s patio furniture, booth tables, and red vinyl chairs, and you’ll be ready to open a diner of your own!
The local-loved diner has been a community staple for over 80 years, having opened in 1935 before abruptly closing in March 2023. During its time serving up delicious diner fare to local patrons, Tastee Diner was named a historic landmark in Montgomery County in 1994 and moved from its original location to its current quarters a block away in 2000 to make space for the Discovery Communications headquarters.
D.C. developer Roadside Development purchased the diner’s property, which it will use alongside the adjacent lot it purchased in the summer of 2022 to create a mixed-use development.
The Rasmus auction will close on Wednesday, May 17.