Ingram's Sparetime, located at 7807 Alexandria Pike, announced on their Facebook page that were are closing, with their last day being on December 23.
|Now open at 2000 Memorial Parkway in Fort Thomas. Accepting new patients.|
But Kremer said it's time to step away from the business to spend more time with family.
|The Kremer family. Facebook.|
Known for its iconic 1950s-style diner six miles down the street from Northern Kentucky University, Chester Alford opened The Spare Time Grill in 1958. His son, Roy, ran it for 20-plus years and then Roy's son, Tony, ran it for 24 years.
The diner has appeared in two movies, "Fresh Horses" in 1972 and "Carol" in 2014.
Fort Thomas Matters profiled the diner's Pay It Forward window earlier this year, which allows customers to buy anything—a burger, a cup of coffee or a piece of pie—for someone else. After telling their server, they grab a Post-it note and on it write who they'd like to receive their gift.
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Kremer said that all gift certificates would be fully reimbursed.