UPDATE--Diner thriving after Call 11 for Action takes action

Diner co-owner John Perry's happy that Mika Highsmith stepped in to help.
Diner co-owner John Perry's happy that Mika Highsmith stepped in to help.

UPDATE -- Just last week, we told you about a diner on Alexis Rd. that was taking quite a hit because of a construction sign that indicated no "thru" traffic was allowed.

At the time, co-owner John Perry told Call 11 for Action problem solver Mika Highsmith that the sign was driving customers away.

"It's dead. It's like a ghost town in here," Perry had said. There were  empty seats and tables during the lunch hour, which is usually the busiest time.

Perry was upset.

"The customers don't realize they can turn down here. When they see it, they say, 'Oh, we can't go that way.'" For a business that serves to survive, not having customers is like sounding the death knell.

"We're on the verge of just shutting down completely, but we don't want to," Perry had said at the time.

Well, Mika Highsmith got involved and contacted the city. Just days later, that old sign was replaced with a new one that makes a lot more sense. It doesn't deny customers access, it actually drives business in.

"We've seen a lot more traffic than usual," Perry says. "I'm really happy. I appreciate it, Mika."

Posted by KO