SIDNEY, NE - JUNE 26: An empty table after breakfast at a local diner June 26, 2007 in Sidney, Nebraska. When rural America was chronicled 50 years ago by Jack Kerouac in his autobiographical novel "On the Road", it was an America full of promise and economic potential, where the majestic openness of the land was entwined with the cult of the automobile. Today, partly due to the loss of the independent family farm, rural America is a state of economic and demographic decline. Despite these changes since Kerouac and his friends sped across the vast American night, much of the visual landscape of the rural United States has remained the same.

An iconic Cherry Hill restaurant could be demolished after serving 60 years in the South Jersey community. According to Burlington County Times, a New York firm wants to build an automated carwash at the Cherry Hill Diner at Route 38 and Cooper Landing Road, per an application that went before the township’s planning board.

The 3,620-square-foot carwash, Tidal Wave Auto Spa, would include 24 self-service vacuum stations, the outlet reports.

“The car wash operations will include two lanes of stacking for customers to access the pay stations,” says the application from PJ Land Development of Farmingdale, Long Island.

“One lane will serve monthly members and the other will serve single paying customers,” it says.

The diner is a classic featuring the iconic red and-chrome exterior. The diner has operated on the property since 1965, which came four years following the name change from Delaware Township to Cherry Hill.

The application for the car wash is still under review and no action against the diner has been made as of yet. No diner representatives have yet publicly addressed the possible demolition.

20 Movies That Turn 15 In 2023

  • 1. Twilight

  • 2. Step Brothers

  • 3. House Bunny

  • 4. Cadillac Records

  • 5. You Don't Mess With The Zohan

  • 6. Mama Mia!

  • 7. Slumdog Millionaire

  • 8. Marley & Me

  • 9. Four Christmases

  • 10. The Dark Knight

  • 11. Pineapple Express

  • 12. Keith

  • 13. Taken

  • 14. The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button

  • 15. The Boy In The Stripped Pajamas

  • 16. WALL·E

  • 17. Iron Man

  • 18. Forgetting Sarah Marshall

  • 19. Doubt

  • 20. Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist