23 May SCA Weekly News Review: May 23, 2021
Going, Going, Gone: PT’s, Famous Chef Signs Down on East Colfax
From Westworld: Denver is changing fast, as people are discovering as they start going out and about in the city again.
“I drive down Colfax all the time,” writes one reader. “Noticed as they were taking apart the old PT sign..there was an older one under it. All I could see was ‘Famous Chef.’ Could not find anything on this old restaurant. Can you help?”
Sure can, thanks to Michael Roberts, who shared the story just a few months ago as the city moved forward with plans to turn the property at 8315 East Colfax Avenue, which once hosted PT’s All Nude II, into a $15 million, 82-unit affordable-housing complex.
Bendix Diner In New Music Video And Upcoming ‘Sopranos’ Prequel
From Patch: HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ — A new music video that came out this week by indie pop band Bleachers, titled “Stop Making This Hurt,” is set in Hasbrouck Heights’s Bendix Diner.
The popular eatery off of NJ-17 was also the backdrop in the filming of a scene in the upcoming “Sopranos” Prequel movie, manager John Diakakis told Patch.
He said that scene had actually been shot a long time ago, even before COVID-19 hit.
Stockton residents rally to preserve Empire Theatre
From Fox 40: STOCKTON, Calif. (KTXL) — A group of Stockton residents is rallying around what’s left of the Empire Theatre.
About 20 people gathered Monday calling on residents to speak out and on Stockton officials to stop efforts to destroy the building.
“Really looking at it and like, do we need to completely demolish this or is part of the building salvageable? And how do we proceed from there?” said resident Garrett Daniells.
The Quirkiest Route 66 Attractions, State by State Read More: The Quirkiest Route 66 Attractions, State by State
From Taste of Country: America is filled with hidden gems, but there may be no other strip of land across the country that offers more than Route 66.
Stretching nearly 2,500 miles from California to Illinois, Route 66 is home to an eclectic mix of attractions that make for the perfect pit stop on your cross-country journey.
In addition to major sites like the Grand Canyon and the original McDonald’s that sit along the “Mother Road,” other gems you’ll find include larger-than-life roadside attractions like the World’s Largest Rocking Chair in Missiouri and a 170-foot-tall water tower in the shape of a ketchup bottle in the map dot town of Collinsville, Ill.
How Car Culture Shaped The Crazy, Cool Architecture Of Midcentury LA
From LAist: On February 22, 1929, hundreds of Angelenos crowded on the corner of 10th and Hope streets in downtown Los Angeles. They had come to celebrate the opening of a fantastical, four-story structure designed by esteemed architect Bernard R. Maybeck. Broadcast over radio station KFI, the event was hosted by L.A. Mayor George Cryer and movie star Dolores del Rio. An orchestra played standards and Paul Taylor’s Metropolitan Chorus sang popular tunes of the day.
This elaborate shindig didn’t mark the debut of a museum or a major university. It was held to celebrate a car lot, the Earle C. Anthony Inc. Packard Dealership and Service Center, to be exact, built at a cost of $1 million.