Despite pandemic, popular diner moving because business is too good

Camillus, N.Y. — A popular diner that hasn’t even been open for two years is moving to a larger building to accommodate its constant flow of customers.

Second Chance Diner is leaving its original location at 103 Bennett Road in Camillus and heading 2 miles up the road to West Genesee Street. It will move into the spot that last housed the Rio Grande Mexican restaurant at 5407 W. Genesee St. That restaurant closed last year and has been vacant since.

Owner Eddie DePalma signed the lease on Sept. 3 and began work on the new place immediately, starting with coating the red exterior with grayish blue paint. He said he will work 20-hour days just so he can meet his self-imposed opening date of Nov. 15.

“If we didn’t expand, we probably would’ve had to go out of business,” DePalma said Friday afternoon in his future dining room. “We

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