Tail O’ the Pup reopening in West Hollywood next year

The historic and iconic Tail O' the Pup stand, famous for its hot dog shape, will reopen in 2022 in West Hollywood, California, along its stretch of Route 66. LA Eater reported last week the stand, originally located at 311 La Cienega Blvd., will include a beer garden, as well: The 1933 Group announced plans this … Continue reading Tail O’ the Pup reopening in West Hollywood next year

West Hollywood adds two art neon signs along its Route 66 corridor

The City of West Hollywood, California, recently added two neon signs along its section of Route 66 as part of an art installation. The signs that state "RELAX UR OK" and "ONE LOVE" will stand in the media at the intersection of Santa Monica Boulevard (aka Route 66) and Holloway Drive through June 2022.  The … Continue reading West Hollywood adds two art neon signs along its Route 66 corridor

Formosa Cafe officially reopens June 28 after two years of renovations

The historic and celebrity-laden Formosa Cafe in West Hollywood, California, officially will reopen June 28 after two years and $2.4 million worth of renovations. The Hollywood Reporter reports the revamp will "make it look almost exactly the same" from before its closing. More from the exclusive report, which included a sneak peek of the interior: … Continue reading Formosa Cafe officially reopens June 28 after two years of renovations

Historic panel urges Formosa Cafe be recognized as cultural resource

The Historic Preservation Commission of West Hollywood, California, this week recommended designating the Formosa Cafe as a cultural resource. The recommendation will go to the city council for final passage. The historic business, owned by the 1933 Group, is renovating it and hopes to reopen it later this year. WeHoville.com reported: The Formosa was eligible for … Continue reading Historic panel urges Formosa Cafe be recognized as cultural resource

Irv’s Burgers in West Hollywood will close for good Saturday

Just a few years after moving from its historic locale, Irv's Burgers in West Hollywood, California, will close its doors permanently Saturday. This Is West Hollywood had the story: Just as was the case when Irv’s moves four years ago, the culprit is a rent that’s too damn high, as Hong blames the landlord for the … Continue reading Irv’s Burgers in West Hollywood will close for good Saturday

Old Irv’s Burgers site repurposed into Conservatory cafe

The old Irv's Burgers stand in West Hollywood, California, reopened this week as the cafe part of the Conservatory restaurant. The Conservatory complex at 8289 Santa Monica Blvd. (aka Route 66) also contains a full sit-down restaurant and a Society Room bar. The cafe part takes the Irv's Burgers streetside stand, puts on a new … Continue reading Old Irv’s Burgers site repurposed into Conservatory cafe

Formosa Cafe wins Partners in Preservation grant

The Formosa Cafe in West Hollywood, California, and 10 other historic sites -- including a fire station in Las Vegas, New Mexico -- earned Partners in Preservation: Main Streets grants after a monthlong online vote by the public to decide the winners. The 11 sites will receive a total of $1.5 million in grants to … Continue reading Formosa Cafe wins Partners in Preservation grant

You may help land a grant to rehab the Formosa Cafe

With the help of Route 66 enthusiasts, the historic Formosa Cafe in West Hollywood, California, could be rehabilitated for the enjoyment of future Mother Road travelers and Hollywood stars. American Express, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Main Street America have teamed to launch the Vote Your Main Street campaign, in which 10 of … Continue reading You may help land a grant to rehab the Formosa Cafe

Co-owner of Irv’s Burgers in West Hollywood dies

Sean Hong, co-owner of irv's Burgers in West Hollywood, California, died Sept. 3 of an unexpected medical issue. The death led to the temporary closing of the Route 66 restaurant until Sept. 25, according to a post on the restaurant's Facebook page. Hong's private funeral is Thursday. WeHoville.com reported: A sign posted on the door … Continue reading Co-owner of Irv’s Burgers in West Hollywood dies

Holloway Motel, other West Hollywood sites may become historic resources

The Holloway Motel in West Hollywood, California, is among several properties along Santa Monica Boulevard (aka Route 66) being considered as historic resources by the city. The West Hollywood Preservation Alliance urged additional research or reconsideration of the properties by the city, according a report in WEHOville.com. Preservation consultant Chattel Inc. ruled several sites initially … Continue reading Holloway Motel, other West Hollywood sites may become historic resources