Bangor institution Nicky's Cruisin' Diner on Monday announced it will be closing its doors for good.

In an emotional post on Facebook, the restaurant says it's made the difficult decision to close the restaurant, located on Union Street in Bangor, adding that the final date will be Tuesday, June 30.

The post reads:

We have made the difficult decision to say Tuesday June 30, 2020 will be Nicky’s Cruisin Diners last day.
We want to thank our staff for their love of of Nicky’s. We are all one big family.
We want to thank our customers who became friends for over 32 wonderful years.
Howie and Karen ❤️😢

Nicky’s Cruisin’ Diner is an iconic staple in the Bangor community since the 1980s.  It was originally known as Nicky’s Ice Cream Parlor, but Howie and Karen Day bought the business in 1987.

Since then, the restaurant has been a local staple for classic diner foods including all day breakfasts, ice cream and much more.

The restaurant was recently featured in our #throwbackthursday post for some old commercials for the establishment that include local breakout musician, Howie Day, son of the owner.

The restaurant was also recently featured in our '25 Wild Dishes From Bangor Area Restaurants', which featured interesting and unusual dishes featured at Bangor area dining establishments.  The dish that contributed to this list was the 'Swimming Reuben' which combined unusual takes on the classic Reuben sandwich- haddock, cole slaw, Swiss & thousand island on grilled Rye bread.

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