After nearly a decade of operating for 16-and-a-half hours a day, the Bel-Loc Diner is now cutting back its hours.
"It was just time to do it," said owner Bill Doxanas, who has helmed the Parkville icon that helped inspire Barry Levinson's 1982 film "Diner" since its opening in April 1964.
The diner will now be open for breakfast and lunch from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, Doxanas said. It previously operated from 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Doxanas declined to comment further on the reason for the decreased hours.