Trip's Diner owner Gordon Stevenson wasn't looking to expand the restaurant, but when one of his regular customers mentioned a building for sale in Seminole Heights he had to take a look.
"I wasn't looking for a third location, but six months later and I own the building," Stevenson said. "The Seminole Heights neighborhood is similar to the neighborhoods we are in, especially in St. Petersburg."
Stevenson named Trip's Diner after his triplets, who all worked there when it first opened in 2012 in Seminole.
"I think I've found a spot in the restaurant market that's simple breakfast and diner food that's a little nicer than Waffle House or Denny's, but also not very expensive," Stevenson said. "It's still reasonable, so people can come in more regularly."
Popular menu items include the omelettes, French toast, pancakes, club sandwich, Cobb salad and meatloaf.
"I try to make it look like a classic diner, but not go all the way to the '50s jukebox kind of style," Stevenson said. "It's simple, clean and comfortable."
Stevenson hopes to open the doors in February, beginning with a soft opening.
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