The Diner, at 800 18th Street, had been a downtown institution for two decades before a lease dispute brought about its end.
In March, the Wynkoop and Breckenridge brewing companies jointly bought the building that housed the diner, the three-story Ghost Building, hoping to lure the Diner back (The breweries had themselves merged their operations just a few weeks earlier).When that didn't work, the breweries decided to open their own restaurant concept there.
"We will have a few highlights from our other places and some new dishes as well," says Wynkoop spokesman Marty Jones. As for the beers, they will include a good number from Wynkoop and Breck, as well as Great Divide, Odell, and "some harder to find stuff from little breweries in the area."
Ghost Plate & Tap is scheduled to open in early July, Jones says.