ALEXANDRIA VA - Established in 1932, The Majestic has been an important landmark of Old Town dining for over 80 years. Though the restaurant has changed hands over a few generations, this historic spot and the iconic neon sign and storefront have beckoned diners to enjoy a great meal, and our new destination offers nothing less.\r\nIn 1932, John Gadonas opened the original Majestic Caf\u00e9 at 622 King Street. In 1949 he moved a few blocks to the current location at 911 King Street in 1949. Known as \u2018Mr. John,\u2019 Gadonas altered the building to enlarge the interiors, added an Art Deco fa\u00e7ade, and outfitted the diner with the latest restaurant equipment and furnishings.\r\n\r\nThe Gadonas family eventually closed the restaurant in 1978, but kept the building, hoping to reopen someday. That hope became a reality when a group of local investors refurbished and reopened it as The Majestic Caf\u00e9 in 2001. At that time, two 25\u2019 tall exterior neon signs were rebuilt, and third neon sign from the original 1932 Majestic storefront was also refurbished, and remains in perfect working order, hanging in our front window.\r\nBeyond the iconic neon signs, other original elements from the earliest restaurant on the site remain in the dining room, including most of the terrazzo floor, and parts of the tin ceiling.\r\n\r\nToday Chef Graham Duncan can be seen most nights in the display kitchen, located at the back of the restaurant. The Majestic is part of\u00a0Alexandria Restaurant Partners, which own and operate numerous eateries in Alexandria, Arlington and Florida.