Here's a look at the current state of the Empire Diner, soon to hold a new restaurant from Amanda Freitag. Her yet-unnamed seasonal version of a classic diner was most recently aiming for an October opening, but today an employee told Eater that the restaurant will open in five weeks, which pushes it back to mid-November.
A peek inside showed an interior that sticks close to the diner's original look, with a tile floor, a soda fountain, and plenty of chrome details. Someone is also soliciting stories from regulars of the original Empire Diner, for "a video documentary project about the past, present and future of the diner." The signs posted in the window say anyone with something to tell should email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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