Tail O’ the Pup hot dog stand reopens along Route 66 in West Hollywood

The iconic Tail O' of the Pup hot dog stand that was in storage for 17 years recently reopened -- along Route 66, appropriately -- in West Hollywood, California. The hot dog-shaped stand at 8512 Santa Monica Blvd. (aka Route 66) was purchased late last year by the 1933 Group, which also holds the Formosa … Continue reading Tail O’ the Pup hot dog stand reopens along Route 66 in West Hollywood

Article reveals more details on Dennis Hopper’s iconic “Double Standard” photo

A recent story in the New Yorker provided a lot more detail about "Double Standard," a now-iconic photograph from inside a car of a Los Angeles gas station at a Route 66 intersection by actor Dennis Hopper during the early 1960s. Here's an Instagram image of the photo on display in London: View this post … Continue reading Article reveals more details on Dennis Hopper’s iconic “Double Standard” photo

Irv’s Burgers stand returns on Route 66 in West Hollywood

It took four years, but the Irv's Burgers stand and its longtime operator, Sonia Hong, have returned just one door from its previous location along Route 66 in West Hollywood, California. The Hong family, which had owned the historic restaurant since 2000, left its longstanding landmark location in 2013 due to a landlord dispute. LA … Continue reading Irv’s Burgers stand returns on Route 66 in West Hollywood

Shakey’s Pizza in West Hollywood to be demolished for Tesla development

Shakey's Pizza, a fixture since 1964 along Santa Monica Boulevard (aka Route 66) in West Hollywood, California, will be razed to make way for a Tesla development that includes a supercharger station, drive-in theater and diner. Esotouric, which runs historic bus tours in Los Angeles and has been an advocate for historic preservation, was among … Continue reading Shakey’s Pizza in West Hollywood to be demolished for Tesla development

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