Hollywood Landmark Goes Bye-Bye
Yeah, sure, we live in a town that doesn't cherish its past. People have written endlessly on the topic, so I won't add to the pile of words.
What I WILL do, however, is give you a heads-up so you can bid farewell to another old friend.
The Old Spaghetti Factory on Sunset Boulevard is about to be pulled-down by a wreckers ball. The old Studebaker showroom (and garage) is scheduled for demolition sometime after the summer of '06. Condos are to replace the restaurant.
If you've never been, I recommend a visit. The food is decent, and the prices are very reasonable. They've got a fun bar... but the main reason for going is to catch a glimpse of old Hollywood. The furnishings are gaudy-- but fun. Take the kids and grab a seat in the old trolley car.
Oh, yeah... the host is a hoot. Reminds you of the stiff manservant in "Sunset Boulevard."