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London Calling, owned by Carrie Mitchell and Neil Gomme, operated the double-decker bus as a restaurant space on North Glenstone Avenue for around seven years.
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London Calling, owned by Carrie Mitchell and Neil Gomme, operated the double-decker bus as a restaurant space on North Glenstone Avenue for around seven years.

London Calling's double-decker bus to be repurposed

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London Calling Pasty Co.'s well-known red double-decker bus is in transition.

Co-owner Neil Gomme said the bus, converted into restaurant space when the company launched in 2013, will move to London Calling's Price Cutter location at 4228 S. National Ave.

"We will use it as seating for special events we hold with the mobile truck and also offer it for customers to rent for birthdays, parties, etc.," said Gomme, who owns the business with sister-in-law Carrie Mitchell.

London Calling earlier this month cited "the changing habits of our customers" when announcing that the double-decker bus restaurant site at the Route 66 Food Truck Park had closed permanently. The company continues to operate its Battlefield Mall restaurant, home delivery service and a mobile food truck. The food truck is slated to return to the Route 66 Food Truck Park periodically, according to the Facebook post.

The British bus for years was a fixture along North Glenstone Avenue at a separate food truck park. Gomme and Mitchell relocated the bus early last year to Route 66 Food Truck Park on St. Louis Street.

However, the bus has not been accessible to customers since the relocation to the Route 66 park, Gomme said.

"We were only there a few weeks when we had to close due to the pandemic," he said. "It was last used at our Glenstone location in January 2020."

Route 66 Food Truck Park customers of London Calling have been served through the company's mobile food truck.

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