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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Former Phil's Diner - North Hollywood, CA

Phil's Diner
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Often community redevelopment doesn't include 1920's diners. In the 1990's Phil's Diner, a long standing institution in North Hollywood closed leaving its future in question. Construction projects eventually forced its move. The diner's restoration has been talked about over the subsequent years. flickr pro Fire Monkey Fish has three pictures (1 2 3) of the diner in storage, taken on August 19, 2005. Downtown NoHo Times' blog entry last year has pictures of the diner in storage off Weddington Street. Earlier this year plans were announced regarding Phil's.

Yesterday's Los Angeles Daily News posted an update on Phil's. After restoration and relocation, the diner is expected to reopen at Lankershim and Weddington Street in 2010. Another article about Phil's was posted in the Los Angeles Times here.

Red Rose Diner
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Compare the picture at right with Phil's. While not a Tierney diner, you'll notice many P.J. Tierney Sons, Inc. design influences in Phil's exterior. Be sure to visit Sweet Leilani's post about her visit to the Red Rose here. She includes several pictures of the diner in her message. The restoration of this 1927 Tierney took Gordon Tindall more than six years. He reopened it on July 1, 2005.

Earlier this month we posted a blog entry about our visit to another Tierney, the Tin Man Diner here.

We look forward to the reopening of Phil's and will post more information as it becomes available.

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