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The evolution of Diamond Jim’s Grill

After 25 years, new owner brings change to neighborhood icon

Brothers Ron, left back, and Don Artzen, left front, sit in the window booth Monty Smith as they chat with newspapers open in front of them.
Brothers Ron, left back, and Don Artzen, left front, sit in the window booth with Monty Smith on Thursday, Nov. 16 at Diamond Jim's Grill. The brothers have been regulars at the popular diner for years and have been stopping by the storefront since it was Hall's Bakery, long before Diamond Jim's moved in. (Hailey Hoffman/Cascadia Daily News)
By Amy Kepferle Staff Reporter
For years, the original Diamond Jim’s Grill at the intersection of Ohio and King streets near down

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