LA’s Cultural Heritage Commission to hold a hearing Oct. 8 on endangered Eagle Rock station

The Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission is scheduled to hold a hearing at 10 a.m. Oct. 8 to consider a landmark status application for the endangered, century-old Standard gas station in the Eagle Rock neighborhood. Esotouric initially flagged several weeks ago the demolition permit application for the 1919 metal station at 1659 W. Colorado Blvd. … Continue reading LA’s Cultural Heritage Commission to hold a hearing Oct. 8 on endangered Eagle Rock station

Demolition notice filed on century-old gas station in Eagle Rock area of Los Angeles

A demolition permit has been filed on a 1919 service station along an early alignment of Route 66 in the Eagle Rock section of Los Angeles. Esotouric, which leads bus tours of assorted Los Angeles spots and has been diligent about historic preservation issues in the region, recently flagged the news in an Instagram post: … Continue reading Demolition notice filed on century-old gas station in Eagle Rock area of Los Angeles

Historic Eagle Rock theater in Los Angeles to reopen, along with new video store

The historic Eagle Theatre in the Eagle Rock neighborhood of Los Angeles eventually will reopen with an attached video store after fundraising efforts for the project are completed. The Vidiots Foundation is raising money for the theater's refurbishment. Vidiots also will open a store there with 50,000 DVDs and Blu-ray discs for rent. KABC-TV in … Continue reading Historic Eagle Rock theater in Los Angeles to reopen, along with new video store

Truck damages Cindy’s Eagle Rock restaurant

Cindy's Eagle Rock, aka Cindy's Coffee Shop, in Los Angeles will close for several weeks for repairs after a pickup truck crashed through the entrance when the restaurant was closed. According to Los Angeles Eater, the mishap occurred about 1 a.m. Saturday. The driver apparently swerved off Colorado Boulevard (aka Route 66) and crashed through the … Continue reading Truck damages Cindy’s Eagle Rock restaurant

Los Angeles cafe was shown in Christmas film

Not many people know this, but a historic restaurant along Route 66 in the Eagle Rock neighborhood of Los Angeles was used in a prominent scene in the 2004 movie "Surviving Christmas," starring Ben Affleck. According to Los Angeles Magazine: Surviving Christmas is set in and around Chicago but some scenes were lensed right here … Continue reading Los Angeles cafe was shown in Christmas film

Kickstarter fundraiser launched to restore sign

The new owners of Cindy's Eagle Rock Restaurant in Los Angeles have begun a Kickstarter campaign to preserve the historic diner's vintage sign, reported the Los Angeles Times. Monique King and Paul Rosenbluh bought the restaurant and reopened it in April. And, so far, they seem to be good stewards: They've kept the original booths, … Continue reading Kickstarter fundraiser launched to restore sign