Blue Moon Diner

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Blue Moon Diner
Type Restaurant
Genre Diner
Founder Laura Galgano

The Blue Moon Diner is a restaurant on West Main Street that reopened in the fall of 2019 after renovations that took place alongside the creation of the Six Hundred West Main apartment complex. [1]

Architectural history

The structure was originally an addition to the facade of the Hartnagle-Witt House at 512 West Main. [2] [3]

Blue Moon Diner

The portion where the diner operates was built in 1949 and housed a restaurant known as the Waffle House.

The first incarnation of the diner opened in 1979 and closed in 2004 to become the commissary for Harvest Moon Catering. It reopened in 2006 the new ownership of Laura Galgano. Jerry Downer was the owner in April 1998. [4]

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Coordinates:Erioll world.svg.png 38°01′52″N 78°29′18″W / 38.031053°N 78.488272°W / 38.031053; -78.488272


  1. Web. Maintaining a sense of place: Blue Moon Diner no longer standing alone, Bryan McKenzie, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, November 3, 2019, retrieved November 3, 2019. Print. November 3, 2019 page A1.
  2. Web. Design panel wants another look at new West Main construction, Sean Tubbs, News Article, Charlottesville Tomorrow, January 20, 2016, retrieved December 27, 2016.
  3. Web. City architecture group weighs in on Quirk, Blue Moon projects, Sean Tubbs, News Article, Charlottesville Tomorrow, May 17, 2017, retrieved December 29, 2017.
  4. Web. Charlottesville City Council meeting minutes, .pdf, Council Chambers, City of Charlottesville, April 4, 1988.