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The homey neighborhood diner had been a long-standing locale for community gathering and gossip until it was the site of a local celebrity’s murder. Sadly, business
, due to the consequent
, and the diner was forced to shutter. The unfortunate incident, however, only hastened the diner’s eventual demise; it had already been struggling financially, due to the increased property taxes imposed as a result of the region’s continuing