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Dallas Little, left, hugs Teonta Tems, right, during a breakfast to benefit Nana's Diner after it was destroyed by a fire Tuesday morning on September 1, 2013 at Nana's Diner in Golden Gate. Little, who grew up frequenting the diner, cried about the loss. 'We will make new memories,' Tems said. Tems is the owner of the restaurant and says she has plans to rebuild but no timetable yet. Many members of the community came to show their support and eat a biscuit and gravy breakfast. Donations will benefit the diner's 13 employees who were left without work following the fire.

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Dania Maxwell/Staff Dallas Little, left, hugs Teonta Tems, right, during a breakfast to benefit Nana's Diner after it was destroyed by a fire Tuesday morning on September 1, 2013 at Nana's Diner in Golden Gate. Little, who grew up frequenting the diner, cried about the loss. "We will make new memories," Tems said. Tems is the owner of the restaurant and says she has plans to rebuild but no timetable yet. Many members of the community came to show their support and eat a biscuit and gravy breakfast. Donations will benefit the diner's 13 employees who were left without work following the fire.

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Dallas Little, left, hugs Teonta Tems, right, during a breakfast to benefit Nana's Diner after it was destroyed by a fire Tuesday morning on September 1, 2013 at Nana's Diner in Golden Gate. Little, who grew up frequenting the diner, cried about the loss. 'We will make new memories,' Tems said. Tems is the owner of the restaurant and says she has plans to rebuild but no timetable yet. Many members of the community came to show their support and eat a biscuit and gravy breakfast. Donations will benefit the diner's 13 employees who were left without work following the fire.
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Chuck Dailey, Bob 'Uncle Bob' Koehler, and Archie Litzenberger, left to right, eat a biscuit and gravy breakfast during a benefit for Nana's Diner that was destroyed by a fire Tuesday morning on September 1, 2013 in Golden Gate. 'We used to come here all the time,' Litzenberger said. Donations from the breakfast will benefit the diner's 13 employees who were left without work following the fire.
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Mark and Melissa Maner take a moment to look at the remains of Nana's Diner during a breakfast to benefit the restaurant after it was destroyed by a fire Tuesday morning on September 1, 2013 in Golden Gate. Many members of the community came to show their support and eat a biscuit and gravy breakfast. Donations will benefit the diner's 13 employees who were left without work following the fire.
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Archie Litzenberger eats a biscuit and gravy breakfast during a benefit for Nana's Diner that was destroyed by a fire Tuesday morning on September 1, 2013 in Golden Gate. 'We used to come here all the time,' Litzenberger said. Donations from the breakfast will benefit the diner's 13 employees who were left without work following the fire.
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Simon Hernandez, left, and Arnie Hernandez, right, hang a frying pan found among the burnt remains of Nana's Diner that was destroyed by a fire Tuesday morning on Sunday, September 1, 2013 in Golden Gate. They both work as employees at the popular eatery and have been left without work.
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Owner of Nana's Diner Teonta Tems, center left, hugs employee Karen Hartline, center right, during a breakfast benefit for the restaurant because it was destroyed by a fire Tuesday morning on September 1, 2013 in the Nana's Diner parking lot in Golden Gate. Many members of the community came to show their support. Donations will benefit the diner's 13 employees who were left without work following the fire. Tems has a plan to reopen, but says it is too early for a timetable.
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Karen Hartline, Ron Alleman, Cristina Miguel, and Jeanne Alleman, left to right, hug during a breakfast to benefit Nana's Diner after it was destroyed by a fire Tuesday morning on September 1, 2013 in Golden Gate. Many members of the community came out to support the popular restaurant and eat a biscuit and gravy breakfast. Donations will benefit the diner's 13 employees who were left without work following the fire.
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Karen Hartline, an employee of Nana's Diner, hugs members of the community who came out in support of the popular restaurant during a breakfast benefit after the eatery was destroyed by a fire Tuesday morning on September 1, 2013 in Golden Gate. Donations will benefit the diner's 13 employees who were left without work following the fire.
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Niki Singletary, left, and Pam Baker, right, serve biscuits and gravy to members of the community during a breakfast to benefit Nana's Diner after it was destroyed by a fire Tuesday morning on September 1, 2013 in the Nana's Diner parking lot in Golden Gate. Many came to give their support. Donations will benefit the diner's 13 employees who were left without work following the fire.
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Lauren Reichert, left, and Hannah Milloer, right, take a moment to look at the remains of Nana's Diner during a breakfast to benefit the restaurant after it was destroyed by a fire Tuesday morning on September 1, 2013 in Golden Gate. Many members of the community came to show their support and eat a biscuit and gravy breakfast. Donations will benefit the diner's 13 employees who were left without work following the fire.
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Members from the community take a moment to look at the remains of Nana's Diner during a breakfast to benefit the restaurant after it was destroyed by a fire Tuesday morning on September 1, 2013 in Golden Gate. Many came to give their support and eat a biscuit and gravy breakfast. Donations will benefit the diner's 13 employees who were left without work following the fire.
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Nathanial Prieto, left, and Simon Hernandez, right, walk around the remains of Nana's Diner after it was destroyed by a fire Tuesday morning on Sunday, September 1, 2013 in Golden Gate. Preito and Hernandez work as employees at the popular eatery and have been left without work.
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Teonta Tems holds her son Trey during a breakfast to benefit Nana's Diner after it was destroyed by a fire Tuesday morning on September 1, 2013 in Golden Gate. Tems, owner of the restaurant, says she has plans to rebuild but no timetable yet.
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Arnie Hernandez holds Trey Tems while standing by the remains of Nana's Diner after it was destroyed by a fire Tuesday morning on September 1, 2013 in Golden Gate. Tems is the owner's son and spent much of his time inside the popular eatery. Hernandez, like the other employees at the restaurant, is left without work.
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Dallas Little, left, hugs Teonta Tems, right, during a breakfast to benefit Nana's Diner after it was destroyed by a fire Tuesday morning on September 1, 2013 at Nana's Diner in Golden Gate. Little, who grew up frequenting the diner, cried about the loss. 'We will make new memories,' Tems said. Tems is the owner of the restaurant and says she has plans to rebuild but no timetable yet. Many members of the community came to show their support and eat a biscuit and gravy breakfast. Donations will benefit the diner's 13 employees who were left without work following the fire.
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Karen Hartline, left, an employee of Nana's Diner, hugs members of the community who came out in support of the popular restaurant during a breakfast to benefit the restaurant after it was destroyed by a fire Tuesday morning on September 1, 2013 in Golden Gate. Donations will benefit the diner's 13 employees who were left without work following the fire.
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Dallas Little takes a moment to look at the remains of Nana's Diner after it was destroyed by a fire Tuesday morning on September 1, 2013 at Nana's Diner in Golden Gate. Little, who grew up frequenting the diner is saddened by the loss. 'I was going to start working here pretty soon,' she said. Teonta Tems, owner of the restaurant, says she has plans to rebuild but no timetable yet.
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Teonta Tems, left, and Mike Gorman, right, take a moment to look at the remains of Nana's Diner after it was destroyed by a fire Tuesday morning on September 1, 2013 at Nana's Diner in Golden Gate. Tems, owner of the restaurant, says she has plans to rebuild but no timetable yet.
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Christina Baker holds onto Trey Tems outside Nana's Diner during a breakfast to benefit the restaurant after it was destroyed by a fire Tuesday morning on September 1, 2013 in Golden Gate. 'I just started to work here and now it's gone, but it will be back,' Baker said. Tems, is the son of the restaurant's owner, Teonta Tems, and spent much of his time inside the popular eatery.

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