The Grease Diner began as a non-profit recoding studio in 2008 in Pittsburgh, PA by Jon Jon Cassagnol.  Jon Jon recorded many well-known Pittsburgh artists and bands.

In 2012, Laurie and Jon Jon moved to Oakland.  The two realized that the only way that they could survive as artists, and do work that led to something… progressing, was to open their own shop.  As their dream manifested, in March of 2013 they found themselves on 6604 San Pablo St, opening a gallery called “The Grease Diner.”