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“When they demolished it, it’s like a little part of you… goes with it.” That reaction from a former regular customer of Biff’s Diner was shared by many when the spaceship-shaped building was finally torn down last month. This episode explores the stories of Oaklanders who ate and worked at Biff’s—and why so many of us hold a special place in our hearts for diners.

Biff’s shortly before demolition, 2016 (Photo: Liam O’Donoghue)
The interior of Biff’s the night before it was demolished, 2016 (Photo: Liam O’Donoghue)

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