Diner's opening in Scott put on hold until hillside is stable
By Megan Guza
Published: Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
The Scott Township location for Bob Marshall's new diner is coming later rather than sooner.
Marshall, owner of similar establishments in Carnegie, Imperial, Bellevue and Kennedy, has been planning the next location, on Painters Run Road, since 2011. However, an unstable hillside behind the building proved a bump in the road for construction.
“Any time there was any light rain, water and soil and the occasional small tree would come down the hillside,” he said. “We wanted to make it safe before something big came down.”
The solution was a retaining wall to keep debris from reaching the building.
“We wanted to make it as safe as possible for years to come, so we're not dealing with this every time it rains,” Marshall said.
It was, however, an unexpected expense.
The wall cost $140,000 to construct and took several months to build.
Marshall said crews have been working on the interior of the restaurant, and he hopes to have it open by the end of the year. The new location will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week and have the same menu as the rest of the diners. It will seat 75 to 85 customers.
The four current locations employ about 75 employees, all local to each restaurant. Marshall said he plans to staff the Scott location with local hands, as well.
In addition to constructing a new diner location, Marshall recently began a radio career.
Marshall began the weekly “Bob's Diner Show” on KQV, 1410 AM, in July and discusses local diners and food.
His daughter, a dietitian, is his co-host. They talk about local restaurants, diners and dining out.
He said listeners have begun calling them a modern-day “Patti and Daddy” after the 1970s KDKA-TV, Channel 2, news anchor team of father and daughter Bill and Patti Burns.
The pair goes to several restaurants throughout the week and reviews them and interviews the owners and managers. His daughter offers nutritional advice.
“It's been very well received,” he said.
The show, which is on hiatus until November, airs at 7 p.m. Wednesdays on KQV. It is rebroadcast at 7:30 a.m. Saturdays.
Megan Guza is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-388-5810 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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