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1964 Armet & Davis Denny's in Glendale
Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 5:19 pm
There was a fantastic 1964 Armet & Davis Denny's in Glendale at 6720 San Fernando Road that has recently undergone some pretty major remodeling. Does anybody have recent photos of this store which was once a Biff's and then Sam's Cafe and most recently Starlite Cafe or Stardust Cafe? We need the most recent version. It's in the parking lot of the Glen Capri motel. Thanks a lot. This would really help the modcom. Thank you.
Re: 1964 Armet & Davis Denny's in Glendale
Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 5:31 pm
Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2006 9:49 am
what a strange case of life imitating art... there was an operator trying to open the stardust cafe there -- even hired a very prominent designer to restore the place to it's googie glory - unfortunately that didn't happen, but I guess they were inspired by the movie's choices?
Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2006 1:12 am
We're meeting with the City, so please let me or Chris know if you have any photos! Thanks!
Posted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 4:47 pm
The owners have started to rebuild the character defining features they demolished without a proper permit. The roofline is a boomerang again!
Posted: Thu Apr 06, 2006 10:39 am
Posted: Thu Apr 06, 2006 4:11 pm
Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 11:14 am
Here you go - I have a ton more if you need them, but these were handy:
It's the 'Waffle Hut', from "The Ladykillers"...
http://entimg.msn.com/i/asx/movies/TheL ... ut_MBR.asx
I created this animated gif from photos of the destruction of the Agoura Hills sign a while back....
Now, how sad is that image?
Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 1:40 pm
I almost forgot how incredible that interior was...
Here's how the place looked a few weeks ago after the carnage began. It's starting to look much better now.
(photos by Jim Hanson)
Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 7:32 pm
Oh come on... That looks terrible compared to what it was! That was as restorable as the one on Lankershim in North Hollywood....
Too late now.
Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 10:18 am
Maybe I didn't make it clear enough that the 'stardust' pictures are a few weeks ago and now (with modcom intervention) they are trying to rebuild the exterior features they obliterated. Not a perfect solution, but at least it's easier on the eyes than the sliced and diced version...
Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 10:36 am
Still - where's the rock walls? Has the interior been gutted? Are they going to accurately reproduce the roof line, or just kinda-sorta like those pictures imply...
I'm glad ModCom got involved and talked them into fixing it as much as they would, but nothing replaces the original once it is demolished.
I guess we're lucky the whole thing isn't a parking lot now, though...
Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 12:24 pm
They are reproducing the flagstone - I don't know how accurately -- and the roofline is being reproduced from the original Armet & Davis blueprints, in a deal modcom brokered. Unfortunately, the interior is completely gone and it will not be coming back
but we worked really hard to get this far and I wish success to Patrick's Cafe. I got a nice thank you call from them recently.
Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 10:36 am
Patrick's Cafe is open. Y'all should go and take a look at it. Maybe stop in for a bite. Tell us what you think of the exterior restoration.
In the meantime, check out this model on eBay.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... B:EF:US:11
Few Photos of the Starlite
Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2006 7:43 pm
Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 3:14 pm
Yes, it was closed for many years and was used for filming. Now it has reopened as a restaurant again.
6720 San Fernando Road
Glendale, CA 91201
Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 10:05 pm
Be sure to stop in and patronize Patrick's! They've been extremely cooperative with us and Chris and I want them to be successful at this location!
Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2006 10:44 am
From our friends at the Glendale Historical Society:
... owner of Patrick's Cafe asked me to extend an
invitation to both of you for the official GRAND OPENING AND RIBBON
CUTTING CEREMONY for Patricks Cafe
Date: Friday Sept 29th from 5 pm - 9pm (Ribbon cutting is 7 pm)
He indicates they are also celebrating the "restoration of the Googie
style cafe". It would be great if you can join me there...
Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 5:30 pm
The new Patrick's
and restored stone and fins.
Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 6:44 pm
Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2006 3:27 pm
Reminds me of the Holiday Bowl, at least vaguely.
Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2006 7:09 am
That's very refreshing to finally read about some renovation of a modern building
Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 8:38 am
I'm also happy to report that the food is excellent. They make one of the best burgers in town.