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Hawaiian Gardens Photo courtesy Herb Halling
Eddy's Restaurant of Hawaiian Gardens looks
like an old Spires Restaurant.
Lisa's Coffee Shop
West Covina, CA Photo by RoadsidePeek.com
Lisa's Coffee Shop features an old style marquee and eye catching paint job on the restaurant
itself. Serving breakfast and lunch, this joint is typical of the
neighborhood eatery which is now becoming rarer and rarer, not like a steak.
Lisa's Marquee Photo courtesy Adriene Biondo
Interior of coffee shop Photo courtesy Adriene Biondo
Arcadia, CA Photo by RoadsidePeek.com
Check out this Denny's in Arcadia, formerly one of the
Van de Kamp's Bakeries and restaurants that used to dot the Southland.
Although this Denny's received the trimming to make it into a diner, the
windmill is still left intact.
Agoura Hills, CA Photo by RoadsidePeek.com
Well, while the Arcadia Denny's is still serving customers,
this classic Denny's coffee shop in Agoura Hills met its end in the latter
part of 2002. Check out the orb that graced the marquee. Another roadside
treasure has served its last dish.
(Far right) The Denny's marquee with the space age orb on top of the sign
Wilmington, CA Photo by RoadsidePeek.com
An old coffee shop, this Spires in Wilmington lost its
huge marquee recently, a sign that used to catch the attention of truckers
and travelers alike.
Granada Hills, CA Photo and info courtesy Adriene Biondo
In Granada Hills is a good example of the IHOP A-frame
restaurant building. IHOP aka the International House of Pancakes opened in Toluca
Lake, California in 1958. The last of the famous A-frame buildings with IHOP's
signature look was built in 1983.