Buy the Empire Diner for $35

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Photo: Daniel Maurer

If the naming dispute over the new Empire Diner (and apparently still more conflict over non-union workers, per this Flickr comment) has you wishing for a simpler time when diners didnt have to lawyer up, well heres a little treat. While doing some late Christmas shopping, we found this replica of the Empire in its heyday, from the Leftons Great American Diner Series. Its available via Amazon. Whatever happened to the Empire State Building replica on its roof? Should the new owners bring it back?