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Can't Stop the Goodness: Apple Pan Turns 60

In a city that changes faster than a starlet's hair color and oozes frozen yogurt and pocky, we're happy to hear about simple, honest-to-goodness longevity. Native Intelligence reminds us that the westside burger-and-pie palace Apple Pan celebrates 60 this year. The diner looks and acts its age, a quick-stop spot for simple, cheap fare and occasionally grumpy service. The staff is full of lifers: Manager Charlie Collins logs in 50 years with the restaurant this year, Victor Vetayases has worked there 35 years, and Gordon Teske, more than 40. The only thing that hasn't changed is the wait for a barstool.
· A true Nighthawk logs 50 years at the diner [Native Intelligence]