A new American-style diner has opened in Bideford, and the towns mayor is hoping it will be a catalyst for change in East-the-Water. Tarka Diner opened at Nutaberry Works today (Friday) offering everything from breakfasts through to beer and burgers. Mayor and mayoress Dermot and Sarah McGeough officially cut the red ribbon, before hungry workers piled in to enjoy a hearty breakfast. Owner Glynn Ford said he had purchased the land for his business, and did not know what to do with the one-bedroom bungalow, opposite Jewsons. He said: We wanted to regenerate the area and provide local employment, the idea for a cafe came up and that soon morphed into a diner. Weve also got planning permission to build a path onto the Tarka Trail as well which should be complete in the spring. For me, its about job creation and investing in the area, and its nice to have something in East-the-Water. Mr McGeough said the diner had set the standard for East-the-Water, with the regeneration of Brunswick Wharf on the cards for the future. This is a great investment for East-the-Water and I think a walkway through from the Tarka Trail will be great for tourism, he said. I think its fantastic for Bideford and they have really set the standard. Since opening, Tarka Diner has created nine new jobs and is open for breakfast, burgers, beers and shakes.