An event took place in New Paltz 50 years ago that didn’t grab headlines, but created a lasting legacy: Harris Dariotis, a 26-year-old immigrant from Greece, and his friend George Demosthenous had a foundation built in a mall parking lot and assembled a prefab diner, manufactured in three sections in New Jersey, on the site. They signed the lease in March 1969 and opened the Plaza Diner to the public in November . . .
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