The Diamond Grille is Akron's oldest restaurant, owned by brothers Ted and Nick Thomas.

Recently, a reader sent me an email telling me that he heard on the radio that the Diamond Grille was closing or is up for sale and wanting to know "Could this possibly be true?"

I did what any responsible journalist would do: I called the Diamond Grille to ask the brothers for myself.

I got NIck on the phone. When I told him why I was calling, he told me that was a bad rumor that gets started about them every once in a while.

When I asked him if it was something the brothers were considering, he denied it.

Then he hung up on me.

The Thomas brothers don't suffer rumors or food writers gladly..