Mike Hegedus, Mike on America, with CNBC visited LaBarge on Tuesday, September 11, 2007 for a day-long tour. Mike will have a video segment in 2-3 weeks, but wrote a story in the mean time.
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The Casper Star Tribune was on site for the arrival of the Moondance and unloading the next day. They produced a video including an interview with Cheryl and Vince.
Vintage New York Diner finds home in Wyoming – Casper Star Tribune
Pinedale Online followed the progress of the move from New York to LaBarge with daily updates and photos from August 13 – 17, 2007.
Moondance Diner Progress: The Moondance is HERE! - PinedaleOnline.com
Other media also reported the arrival in Labarge:
Diner arrives at new home – Casper Star Tribune
Moondance Diner reaches new home in Wyoming – New York Daily News
NYC’s Moondance Diner Reaches New Wyoming Home – WCBS TV
Moondance Diner Reaches New Wyoming Home – 1010 Wins
New York landmark eatery arrives in Labarge – Billings Gazette
Wyoming Loves the Moondance – Vanishing New York
A group of followers rallied by Pennie Espeland were at Laramie to greet the Moondance Diner as it arrived in Wyoming.
Diner attracts followers – Casper Star Tribune
Cheryl was interviewed by phone on Art Frennell Reports:
Big Story, Small Town: Moondance Diner – 6:30 minute video on YouTube
Early on the morning of Saturday, August 11, 2007, the Moondance Diner finally left New York on the start of a 2100 journey to Labarge, Wyoming. Several media covered the start of the trip.
Moondance Diner Rides Off Into The Sunset – WCBS TV (Includes Video)
Moving the Moondance: Diner Heads for Greener Pastures – 1010 Wins
Diner hits dusty trail – New York Daily News
Diner becomes movable feast – Jackson Hole Star Tribune
New Yorkers say goodbye as historic diner departs – Billings Gazette
Moondance Diner Site Finally Ready for Extell – Curbed.com
NYC diner heads to home on the range – Rocky Mountain News
After three days of delay the Associated Press reports that the Moondance Diner is loaded and ready to leave NY.
Ready to hit the road – Casper Star Tribune
Moondancing All the Way to Wyoming – New York Times
Famous diner begins trip to Wyoming – Boston.com
Moondance Diner, A Piece of New York, Moves West – Gothamist.com
Greasy Spoon Finally Taking Fork In The Road – New York Post
Moondance to make Wyoming move by starlight – New York Daily News
Notable New York diner sits on truck, ready for journey to Wyoming – Billings Gazette
The New York Observer reports on delays to moving the Moondance Diner because of permit issues while Vince and father-in-law Kent wait to drive the diner back to Wyoming.
Moondance Diner Move Delayed – New York Observer
The Associated Press also reported on the delay:
Permit woe delays diner move – Casper Star Tribune
Moondance Diner move on hold – AM New York
Permit woe delays Wyoming move for New York’s Moondance Diner – Billings Gazette
Moondance Diner Isn’t Going Anywhere Just Yet – Eater.com
NYC Building Dept, Not Just Bad But, Also Anti-Good – Lost New York City
LaBarge will have to wait for N.Y. diner – Billings Gazette
Gary Shapiro reports in the New York Sun on the move of the Moondance Diner to LaBarge, Wyoming with quotes from many people in New York and Wyoming.
To Find This New York Diner, Head to Wyoming – New York Sun
Several other New York media also picked up the story:
Downtown Diner Is Moving to Wyoming, Lock, Stock and Original Stools - New York Times
Diner Moving To Wyoming, Literally - New York Press
Go West, Old Diner – New York Magazine
We’d like one N.Y.C. diner, to go – New York Daily News
Moon Over Wyoming – Lost New York City
Moondance Moves to Wyoming – Gothamist.com
The Associated Press also reported the story and was picked up nationally and internationally:
NYC landmark diner pulling up stakes – Billings Gazette
Landmark New York City diner seen in ‘Spider-Man’ is moving to Wyoming – International Herald Tribune
Couple brings NY landmark to LaBarge – Billings Gazette
Jeff Gearino reports in both the Casper Star Tribune and Jackson Hole Star Tribune, that Vince and Cheryl Pierce of LaBarge, Wyoming have purchased the Moondance Diner and plan to move it from New York to Labarge by truck in the next week.
Manhatten diner finds Wyo Home – Casper Star Tribune
The story is also reported by other Wyoming media including Pinedale Online:
Moondance Diner Moving to LaBarge, Wyoming – Pinedale Online