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Woody\'s Diner
« on: July 20, 2007, 05:11:40 AM »

Woody\'s Diner is a rectangular shaped building built from light brick, with large tinted plate glass windows running most of the way along, and glass doors that swing both ways.  The roof is flat and the large sign declaring the diner to be Woody\'s, is a fading red.  The small flowering bushes either side of the walk leading up the door are well-tended, and it seems whoever owns the place is a successful gardener.

The flooring is a black and white vinyl that is clean, but old.  The red vinyl seats are faded, but are not vandelised, and both the chairs and the booths are surprisingly comfortable.  The walls are painted an off-white and covered in posters of 50s nostalgia - cars, bikes, Hollywood stars and advertisements for products no longer manufactured, such as Ipana toothpaste.  The service counter runs halfway along the rectangular building and red vinyl covered barstools sit at it, away from the point-of-sale registers.  Every table has a salt and pepper mill, and a plastic white box of napkins.

A man named Woody Somerset had the diner built in the 1990s, during a period when retro was cool.  The 50s style diner was a roaring success but he knew that the fad would pass.  He sold the diner to a woman named Louisa Shingle, who didn\'t change the name in case it changed the popularity.  She was the one who saw the fad pass, though had made herself quite a bit of money in the meantime.  She hung onto it for a little longer than she should\'ve and sold it for very cheap once she couldn\'t retain the quality of the food or the facade.  Frank Harper then bought it at a bargain, and he\'s the fry-cook, changing the menu to a grease-burger-joint, but was a hit with travelling truckies and local factory and train-line workers, thereby supporting the diner and helping Frank and his one full-time waitress and two part-time staff make a living.