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5th Street Diner closing after 20 years in downtown Great Falls

Posted at 5:53 PM, May 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-17 20:08:00-04

The 5th Street Diner is closing its doors after 20 years in downtown Great Falls.

Owner Jim Mintsiveris confirmed the restaurant’s closure Friday afternoon. The diner’s last day is Sunday, June 2.

“I’m gonna be open the week after to sell some equipment, furnishings, memorabilia,” Mintsiveris said. “It’s open to the public.”

The restaurant is known for its classic dinner fare, vintage posters and antiques, and the original lunch counter from the old five and dime store.

Mintsiveris said the last two weeks will give people a chance to say goodbye to the downtown staple, which celebrates its 20th anniversary on Saturday, May 18.

“We’ve gotten to know a lot of people over twenty years,” Mintsiveris said. “And some not even in Great Falls.”

Mintsiveris told MTN News he and his wife are retiring.

The 5th Street Diner is located at 500 Central Avenue. It is a family owned and operated business.