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LottaLiving.com • Johnie's Broiler/Harvey's Broiler/Bob's Big Boy Broiler - Page 7
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Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 8:04 pm
by nichols
Bob hits the roof
by Eric PierceJun 25, 2009

http://www.thedowneypatriot.com/pages/f ... s+the+roof

Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 8:16 pm
by nichols

Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 9:11 pm
by nichols

Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 11:05 am
by Futura Girl

Ya know

Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 9:57 pm
by modfan

Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 5:50 am
by Perks
Bob really shouldn't be eating that giant burger before he starts spinning. Not good, Dizzy Bob, not good!

Interesting reading some of the commentary on the other sites bemoaning Bob's "mark" on the building. It seems fair to say that were it not for Bob's, the rebuilding may well not have been happening at all. I'm willing to "settle" for the slightly not-quite-original version, over nothing. Sure it won't be a perfect match, but I think all parties involved in the reconstruction have made the best of a terrible situation.

I'll be there when they open too. Can't wait to get some shots of the new neon.

Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 9:38 pm
by Futura Girl

Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 12:49 pm
by nichols
I am first in line to say Bravo! to Bob's and Jim Louder. A big hooray. However, this is a case (unlike Ben Frank's or Kerry's) where the preservation community has had a voice in the reconstruction. There was a consulting restoration architect, former ModCom chair Adriene Biondo has been in constant consultation with the owner and it's a designated state monument (eligible for Cal Register) SO, having said all that, I've been encouraging attention to detail, because this is the ONE chance we've had to get it 100% correct.

Sunday afternoon:
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Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2009 3:23 pm
by nichols
A new "ORIGINAL" as of this weekend...

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Posted: Sat Sep 05, 2009 11:31 am
by surffnutt3000
Is it still likely Bob's will be opening on September 19th? I drove by yesterday and, although it's probably not impossible, it looks like a lot of work needs to get wrapped up in the next two weeks.

Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 9:58 am
by nichols
Things are moving fast at the Broiler. I understand the Sep. 19 event will happen whether the restaurant is officially open for business or not. It is not the grand opening event. I don't believe a date has been announced for that.

Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 10:05 am
by nichols
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patching the terrazzo
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(Via H.A.M.B.)
http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/show ... 78&page=60

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 7:25 pm
by surffnutt3000
Great photos; things look a lot further along based on the interior shots.

The place is going to be incredible, and it'll do very, very well. Thanks to you, Adriene, everyone else from ModCom and the City of Downey, we have a textbook example of how things are supposed to turn out.

I spoke to a number of people who, when they saw the fenced-in pile of destruction over two years ago, thought the only sane approach was to simply complete the demo and clean-up the site. That would have been far too easy; what we're seeing today is what's actually right.

Posted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 10:19 pm
by Adriene
NOTE TO ALL: DUE TO UNAVOIDABLE CONSTRUCTION DELAYS, THE SEPT 19TH CHARITY FUNDRAISER HAS BEEN POSTPONED.

THE NEW DATE FOR THIS EVENT WILL BE NOV 7TH. FOR DETAILS, SEE:

http://www.thelastrockandrollshow.com/shopping.html

PLEASE STAND BY . . . ANOTHER PRE-OPENING EVENT IS IN THE WORKS.

Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:15 am
by nichols
BIG EVENT SEP. 26
First Cruise-in at Bob's Big Boy Broiler
Booksigning by Adriene and John for SoCal Eats
and special musical guests: The Blasters

http://www.lottaliving.com/bb/viewtopic ... 2294#82294

Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 9:43 pm
by Adriene
Hi everyone! The Friends of Johnie's and Coalition to Rebuild the Broiler welcome all of you to cruise over to Downey to see how the construction of the new Bob's Big Boy Broiler is coming along! Whether or not the restaurant is open for business, it will be an opportunity to get together and celebrate! For event updates check in at http://www.roadsidepeek.com/[/color]

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 8:56 pm
by nichols
DOWNEY PATRIOT

Photo ops at Bob's Big Boy
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Sep 14, 2009

Back in June, Downey resident Kathy Perez snapped photos of the giant Bob that will rotate atop the soon-to-open Bob's Big Boy on Firestone Boulevard...

http://www.thedowneypatriot.com/pages/f ... eft_column

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 9:00 pm
by nichols
LONG BEACH PRESS TELEGRAM

Downey landmark Johnie's Broiler to be reborn as Big Boy

By John Canalis, Staff Writer
Posted: 09/15/2009 06:08:30 PM PDT

DOWNEY - The illegal demolition of Johnie's Broiler on the first days of 2007 drew a record number of protesters to City Hall.

"We like our burgers in Downey," City Manager Gerald Caton said of a city that can back up that claim as home of the world's oldest McDonald's.

Constituents' enthusiasm for ground patties served with a side of mid-century nostalgia, brought the City Council and city management to a Tuesday walk-through of what will soon reopen as a Bob's Big Boy on Firestone Boulevard near Old River School Road.

This is no Johnie's-come-lately. Built from the original 1958 plans of Harvey's Broiler..

http://www.presstelegram.com/ci_13344104?source=rv

Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 5:10 pm
by Adriene
Channel 2 and 9 are covering today's broadcasts from the new Bob's Big Boy Broiler -- if you get this you might catch it on the 6 o'clock news!

Or you can view it online at:

http://cbs2.com/local/Bobs.Big.Boy.2.1187629.html


Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 9:36 am
by Joe
cool

Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 3:58 pm
by nichols

Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 4:01 pm
by nichols
BIG EVENT SEP. 26
First Cruise-in at Bob's Big Boy Broiler
Booksigning by Adriene and John for SoCal Eats
and special musical guests: The Blasters
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http://www.lottaliving.com/bb/viewtopic ... 2294#82294

Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 1:32 pm
by Adriene
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Just got off the phone with The Blasters...

THEY'LL BE PLAYING FROM 4:30pm 'TIL SUNSET!!

AND BRINGING SPECIAL MUSICAL GUESTS!!

Please help spread the word -- thanks for all the support, everyone. See you there!

The Blasters!

Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 11:18 pm
by avataradrian
Check out the details on Adriene's and John's book signing.

Also, the Blasters are playing tomorrow!

They were there in 2002 and they are back for 2009!

You guys rock!

Thank you!


http://johniesbroiler.net/notes_events.htm

Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 11:53 pm
by nichols

Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 1:51 pm
by nichols
LA WEEKLY

Got Googie? Downey's Broiler Is Back
By Derek Thomas
Mon., Sep. 28 2009 @ 6:14AM


http://blogs.laweekly.com/squidink/dine ... roiler-is/

Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 1:57 pm
by nichols
First light at the Broiler

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(Photos by Adriene Biondo)

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/show ... 78&page=65

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 9:55 pm
by nichols
George Redfox from the Downey Historical Society just shot some terrific pics of the Broiler. THANKS, George!
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Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 10:38 am
by Skylark
Looks like a great opportunity for Jack Laxer to load up his Stereo Realist camera. 8-)

Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 10:59 am
by nichols
Jack was there for the Cruise-In a couple weeks ago and I suggested it to him. I know John Eng is planning to re-shoot that 1958 Minnie Ortner angle again soon.