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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

PHIL'S DINER UNDER RESTORATION IN THE NO HO BY CASEY HALLENBECK

2009 - The Year of Valley History

- Photo for the Archives of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley by Gerald Fecht July 2009 (click on image to enlarge) Model of Restored Diner - Photo for the Archives of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley by Gerald Fecht July 2009 (click on image to enlarge)

Phil's Diner Awaiting Restoration - Photo for the Archives of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley by Gerald Fecht July 2009 (click on image to enlarge)

Casey Hallenbeck Restores Phil's Diner - Photo for the Archives of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley by Gerald Fecht July 2009 (click on image to enlarge)

Here’s some good news for those in the Museum Community who have been asking questions about the whereabouts of Phil’s Diner, the oldest railroad style diner lest in California. First, the heroic old eatery has not been “quietly destroyed” as has been rumored. And, second, the cherished diner is awaiting a full restoration in a secured and well protected area just in front of The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences on Lakershim Boulevard just north of Magnolia.
Owner Casey Hallenbeck, better known for his exciting film sets, including such works as The Firm and Conspiracy Theory, has enlisted The Museum of the San Fernando Valley to discover vintage images and photographs capturing the bygone era of Valley agriculture.
Check this blog’s postings from time to time as we relate progress to open Phil’s Diner in the heart of the NoHo Arts District.

If you can share images of early San Fernando Valley agriculture, please contact your Museum soon.
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The San Fernando Valley, in the heart of the Creative Capital of the World, deserves a great Museum of history and culture.

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