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New Artist rendering

Postby retrocool » Tue Sep 09, 2008 7:15 pm

Hi everyone,

The artist rendering is up on the Downey Patriot Blog. Check it out.


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http://www.thedowneypatriot.net/wordpress/?p=462

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Postby nichols » Wed Sep 10, 2008 10:31 am

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Wrong rendering posted,by who knows who?

Postby Cyclone Kevin » Mon Sep 15, 2008 3:26 pm

:o Well I have no idea how this got to Eric Pierce @ Downey Patriot.
but it is the the wrong rendering. The right one has the correct straight font for both the coffee shop & the "drive-in". It does not say drive thru over the canopy. On top of that, the cars have drivers in them and there is even a shot of the "Johnies Baby Jeepster" in the lot right under the COFFEE SHOP sign.
I wish that people wouldn't put the wrong info out w/o checking reliable souces 1st. Its one thing to get the news out, but it is another thing to misinform the general public. We are doing what we can to make this rebuild/repair right.
The restaurant will emcompass both 58 and 68 elements as well as some corporate and vintage Bobs Big Boy elements. This is a lot of work people
and we want to make sure this isnt the"malt shop" look. The interior designer is phenominal. He gets it and people should be happy with the end result.
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Re: Wrong rendering posted,by who knows who?

Postby 2Tone » Thu Sep 18, 2008 8:54 pm

Cyclone Kevin wrote:This is a lot of work people
and we want to make sure this isnt the"malt shop" look. The interior designer is phenominal. He gets it and people should be happy with the end result.


That's good to hear. ***

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Postby HappyBunny » Sat Sep 20, 2008 5:40 pm

Also, those big steel angles over the drive in are missing, and I see they are still standing, so I am guessing they will still be used?

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Postby nichols » Sun Sep 21, 2008 11:45 am

Happybunny, are you talking about those V-shaped beams that support the drive-in canopy?
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Those are still there.. They are the frame for this piece below, which is to be rebuilt.
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Sorta like this:
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Postby Cyclone Kevin » Sun Sep 21, 2008 6:13 pm

The canopy will be included in the repair/rebuild. It is one othe aspects that is protected,
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The Broiler Demolition Anniversary Cruise

Postby Cyclone Kevin » Sun Dec 28, 2008 7:44 pm

Hey Mod Comr's
It's the 2nd anniversay of the demo of the Broiler I've talked it over with Jim Louder and he's good with us and the HAMB to observe the day at the site by having a get together.
It will be on Jan 11, 2009
12:00pm
Sunday

Come and show your support.

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Cool

Postby retrocool » Mon Jan 05, 2009 8:21 am

Thanks Kevin for the update, Will we be allowed into the site? You know Foxy's (Downey Brewing Co.) is suppose to be good, maybe you all may want to check it out. It still looks to be original inside and out.

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The Broiler

Postby Cyclone Kevin » Mon Jan 05, 2009 1:49 pm

Yes, we will be allowed on the site for pics under the canopy.
Bring a vintage car to get in on the action.

While we're there, we'll discuss The Downey Brewing Co. formerly known as the Nordic Fox-Foxys. I'm game if everyone else is???
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Videos of todays ghost cruise.

Postby retrocool » Sun Jan 11, 2009 5:36 pm

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Postby Adriene » Sun Jan 11, 2009 10:47 pm

and check out all the great pix posted by our friends on the HAMB:

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/show ... p?t=323456

a fantastic day! thanks to Kevin for putting this together, and all of you for supporting us along the way!

see you at the grand opening!!

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Postby Adriene » Sun Jan 11, 2009 11:23 pm

check out post #840 on the HAMB:

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/show ... 78&page=42

be sure to read this part:

"All this after some initial concern over attracting youngsters. It was that 19-to-20-year-old group that Myles wasn't sure about, because of a perceived generation gap. But when young people talked about the Big Boy rocket that Austin Powers flew in the movies, Myles knew Big Boy had spanned yet another generation since Bob Wian opened his first 10-seat diner in Glendale in 1936.

"They relate with that fat guy with the checkered pants," Myles said."

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Postby Shifty » Tue Jan 13, 2009 10:21 pm

Adriene, it was nice to put a face behind the name.

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Postby Adriene » Thu Jan 15, 2009 4:19 pm

It was good chatting with you too, Brian. Thank you both for joining us again!

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The rebuild has started!

Postby retrocool » Mon Jan 26, 2009 5:26 pm

Hi everyone,

The have started work on rebuilding the Broiler, check out my pics on Flickr.com

http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_downey_conservancy/

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Postby nichols » Mon Jan 26, 2009 8:16 pm

It's so strange that scaffolding would go up around the sign first. I wonder what the plan is? Don't you imagine ground level construction would start first and then the sign would be worked on later?

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Downey Patriot L.B. Press Telegram

Postby retrocool » Tue Jan 27, 2009 7:26 pm

This was listed on the Downey Patriot Blog today.

http://www.thedowneypatriot.net/wordpress/?p=708

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Postby avataradrian » Mon Feb 02, 2009 9:44 pm

Hey everyone! Long time no post, however I do lurk from time to time.
Here's a link with the latest info that I think will excite those of us who support johniesbroiler cause:


http://www.johniesbroiler.net/notes_events.htm
http://www.johniesbroiler.net/


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Postby nichols » Mon Feb 09, 2009 10:13 pm

Mention of "Johnny's Boiler" in the Pasadena paper today...

http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/ci_1165 ... rss_viewed

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Postby Adriene » Sun Mar 08, 2009 2:32 am

Chris, the signage was detached from the superstructure in order to get the sign restoration work underway. While that's being accomplished, the old downdraft system is being excavated. A new ventilation system and utility lines will be installed next. According to the structural engineer, the stone walls were delaminating from the plywood backing so the walls will be reconstructed using the original fieldstone. More to follow.

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Postby 2Tone » Thu Apr 09, 2009 7:04 pm

Here are a few pictures of the progress that I snapped earlier today.

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Postby nichols » Tue May 12, 2009 12:49 pm

Here it comes! New exciting pictures from the H.A.M.B.
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New photos and videos of Bob's Broiler

Postby retrocool » Sat May 16, 2009 8:52 pm

Hi everyone,


Here are some new photos and a video of Bob's Big Boy Broiler in Downey.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_downey_conservancy/

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Postby 2Tone » Wed Jun 10, 2009 7:22 pm

Looks great so far. I can't wait! ***

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Postby nichols » Thu Jun 25, 2009 4:53 pm

Via Adriene at H.A.M.B.


It looks like we've got a date for the grand opening event that we're coordinating with Jim and Danny White of The Last Rock and Roll Show -- September 19th, so mark your calendars. It's gonna be something else, Route 66 cruise, 50s sock hop...and more! So stand by, we'll be filling you in on the details in the coming weeks.

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/show ... 78&page=50

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Postby Cyclone Kevin » Sun Jun 28, 2009 2:01 pm

Hey Guys/Dolls,
This isn't written in stone,but we are working with Danny White in order to have a Grand Opening Fund Raiser coinciding with the Grand Opening of the Broiler and a Book Signing of The Last Rock and Roll Show penned by Danny that factors the Broiler into the dialog and story line. We may require your assistance in this matter. What can you do to assist?


Hey Chris, Thanks for keeping tabs on this.



nichols wrote:Via Adriene at H.A.M.B.and story line. We may require your assistance in this matter. What can you do to assist?





It looks like we've got a date for the grand opening event that we're coordinating with Jim and Danny White of The Last Rock and Roll Show -- September 19th, so mark your calendars. It's gonna be something else, Route 66 cruise, 50s sock hop...and more! So stand by, we'll be filling you in on the details in the coming weeks.

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/show ... 78&page=50
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