Lou Ehlers Cadillac and Bob's Big Boy Wilshire threatened

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Lou Ehlers Cadillac and Bob's Big Boy Wilshire threatened

Postby Lynxwiler » Sun Feb 18, 2007 9:50 am

There's an unconfirmed rumor that Beverly Hills BMW is looking to move and is eyeing the Lou Ehlers properties, north and south, around 5151 Wilshire Boulevard. Their interest on the south portion includes the Bob's Big Boy restaurant.

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Postby Tony » Sun Feb 18, 2007 10:35 am

Any idea who designed that dealership?

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Postby nichols » Sun Feb 18, 2007 11:28 am

I believe our good buddy Mr. Stiles O. Clements did the Cadillac dealership. Bob's was designed by Armet & Davis and completed in 1972.

I've been smelling blood on the water there for a long time. HUGE lot, widowed owner, drop in business...

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Postby Tony » Sun Feb 18, 2007 1:03 pm

Clements eh? Interesting.

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Postby nichols » Thu May 22, 2008 10:39 am

Bob's received their eviction notice. They plan to be out by July 31.

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Postby nichols » Thu May 22, 2008 10:51 am

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Postby Adriene » Sat May 24, 2008 5:49 pm

We held an emergency meeting at Bob's and are gearing up with neighborhood groups to strategize...

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Postby nichols » Thu Jul 03, 2008 11:36 am

Demolition began on Lou Ehlers this morning.
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Postby nichols » Tue Jul 08, 2008 12:21 pm

Alan Hess spoke on "Which Way L.A?" yesterday about Bob's on Wilshire and appreciation for '70s architecture.
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http://www.kcrw.com/news/programs/ww

Go there and click on this:
MON JUL 7, 2008
Another Fiscal Year Starts Without a State Budget

Legacy Player:
It’s the same old story. Republicans want to cut programs, but they won’t say which ones. Democrats want to raise taxes, but they’re not specific, either. In the meantime, the deficit is 15 billion dollars and climbing. Voters don’t trust either side to make meaningful change. On Reporter’s Notebook, Bob’s Big Boy on Wilshire Boulevard will be no more.

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Postby nichols » Mon Jul 28, 2008 9:57 am

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The replacement for Lou Ehlers Cadillac

http://www.larchmontchronicle.com/Archi ... hiveID=862

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Postby classic form » Mon Jul 28, 2008 12:13 pm

ooooh...Yummy:)

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Postby nichols » Sat Aug 09, 2008 8:17 am

Looks like the Big Boy statue survived and is now for sale

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Postby roadsidepictures » Mon Aug 11, 2008 6:46 pm

Wow! It sold for $3,250 bucks!

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Postby nichols » Mon Aug 11, 2008 8:55 pm

A contrary opinion from the Here in Van Nuys blog:

http://hereinvannuys.blogspot.com/2008/ ... ality.html

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Postby nredom » Thu Aug 14, 2008 3:36 pm

Wow, that's a really deep blog...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Are there a lot of Bob's(s) with that design still around? I think I recall there being one off the 101 in the Oxnard area...

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Postby nichols » Fri Aug 15, 2008 10:41 am

There are several of them, but none were nearly as original as Wilshire. Only the Glendale location remains a Bob's. The rest are Coco's and Carrows and who knows what else...

Bob's Big Boy
1407 W Glenoaks Blvd
Glendale, CA
(818) 240-8130

Oh! and I understand the Torrance location (the ones that are restoring Johnie's Broiler) have resurrected a Chula Vista style Bob's that had become a Carrows... Haven't been there tho.

Bob's Big Boy
24021 Hawthorne Blvd
Torrance, CA 90505
(310) 375-1800

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Postby Bialas » Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:52 am

roadsidepictures wrote:Wow! It sold for $3,250 bucks!


That was cheap.

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Re: Lou Ehlers Cadillac and Bob's Big Boy Wilshire threatened

Postby nat109 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:05 pm

Bob's reminded me this terrace in villa in Barcelona,
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https://tranio.com/spain/catalonia/barcelona/detached/

I spent a 2 weeks holiday here in 2015. Was a great private place, though a bit far from the city center.


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