The eatery was once a busy stop for truckers, open 24 hours per day, before the Northway was built in the late 1960s. Potter's Diner was launched in 1925 in a converted trolley car, the frame of which is still behind the walls of the diner's front section.
Potter's is renowned not only for its long-standing history, but its down-home atmosphere, and homemade and soups and breads and servings of corned-beef hash and sausage gravy. The food selections are created by chef/partner "Umpy" Pryme and well appreciated in the region, Morehouse said.
Jack Toney, principal in the Toney partnership, said he was fully behind Morehouse's enterprise.
"They needed help so we stepped in," he said Monday. "Potter's Diner is a landmark in Warrensburg and very important to Warrensburg."