To me, at least, they tell far different stories. In the B&W image I see a smaller, older business…perhaps a little seedy. The motorcycle parked in front and the trio standing to the side contribute to a slightly disreputable air. You can look into the original building and see a few diners. The space looks cramped.
The color image below is…well…more colorful. The dining area is still visible, though not as clearly, and looks brighter and more spacious. It appears a bit more modern and possibly more inviting. Standing outside is an older man, and he certainly is not in shorts and smoking a cigarette. The neon is nostalgic and is a much more important part of the picture. The flowers in the whisky barrels imply the owner is taking a current interest in his business. The building’s age triggers nostalgia, not a sense of neglect.
Two photographs, but with two very different conveyed impressions. When you press the shutter, what story are you telling?