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Breaking news is upbeat

This just in from one of Chicken Corner's trustiest sources -- the Downbeat is open for business! According to X (who wishes to remain anonymous) the cafe is looking a little bit newer for wear. It's hard to come through a fire and water damage unscathed. We all know that. So no more hole in the floor. The floor is now shiny. The wonderful green couch, which recorded a secret diary of all my daughter's many visits -- she writes in juice, cream cheese, cookie crumbs -- is gone, sadly, replaced by a brown couch. A clean slate! The rest of the old tables and chairs are back. Word got out quickly and there was a long line to the counter. According to source, there's a nice new painting of the Downbeat's building, too. Best of all: Dakota's back.

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