Once upon a time, this place used to serve up the best diner food in the state! Now permanently closed, Rosie's Diner is a spot of nostalgia of the 50's. I took a trip on US 131 north to 14 Mile Road in Rockford, Michigan to scout out the old dining cars! This diner was originally opened in Little Ferry, New Jersey, as the Silver Dollar Diner. The diner was located on U.S. Route 46 when it first opened in the 1940s!
In the 1970s and 80s, a series of commercials featured Rosie, a no-nonsense waitress who was featured in the Bounty paper towel commercials. So, the diner was renamed Rosie's and in 1991, it was brought to Rockford and soon it was serving diner food again. After closing in 2011, all that's left are the three dining cars, an amazing old-time miniature golf spot and an empty parking lot!
Red and mint is a new favorite spring color combination of mine. I can just imagine wearing this mint dress to enjoy a trip to our local diner. I love ModCloth's description of this dress... "The sweetheart neckline, ruched back, and sugar-white polka dots of this charming dress whip up a look that’s as delectable as the mint-chocolate milkshake you order." I always love how they put a story behind their clothes. It always inspires me to constantly tell a story when I wear them.
Diners have always been symbols of American optimism. I absolutely love the history that was created inside the walls of these dining cars. Plus, what's better than your typical American food of hamburgers, french fries, club sandwiches and milkshakes? So, let's play some Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, The Beach Boys and Little Richard and visit our local diners soon, hm?