Goody's San Gabriel to close Jan. 26th!

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Goody's San Gabriel to close Jan. 26th!

Postby Adriene » Fri Jan 15, 2010 10:30 pm

After 53 years, Goody's is closing its doors after 53 years. Their last day will be Jan. 26th, 2010, then the restaurant will be moving to 11357 E. Valley Bl., El Monte.

This is a great little modern/ranch style coffee shop...but the Googie sign is one-of-a-kind and must be saved! Perhaps we can convince the City of San Gabriel and Marie Callenders to re-use the sign and "Goody's" can become "Marie's"...

The City of San Gabriel does have a preservation ordinance, but they haven't even landmarked the San Gabriel Mission. There isn't much Googie left in San Gabriel, other than the sign for the long-closed San Gabriel Lanes.

Chris Green posted these great photos of Goody's on Flickr:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mistergree ... 639853195/

Goody's Coffee Shop
865 E. Las Tunas Dr.
San Gabriel, CA 91776
(626) 286-3515

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Postby nichols » Sun Jan 17, 2010 12:11 am

The building in El Monte is completely anonymous. Here's a slapdash rendering of a way to make lemons out of lemonade. Let's present this to Goody's and the City of El Monte and try to make a case for it.

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and deal with the ranch-style Goody's building in San Gabriel as a separate issue.

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Postby Adriene » Sun Jan 17, 2010 4:45 am

As we were all discussing yesterday, I think this is worth a try!


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