Culver's City Diner closes its doors

Culverites flocked to Culver’s City Diner (formerly City Tavern) last weekend for a last chance to dine at the seven year old institution, after a sign appeared in the windows late last week announcing the weekend as the last for the popular destination.

The restaurant has been one of a handful which helped establish Culver’s reputation for fine dining, and owner Larry Surrisi (who also founded the Edgewater Grille on Lake Shore Drive) added to its reputation through his catering and support of a host of charitable and service-oriented events through the years.