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Photo courtesy Jay Fiondella Family Trust

Chez Jay

Chez Jay opened in 1959 as a nautical-themed steak house and bar on a small scale, with room for only about ten tables. It quickly became a popular spot for celebrities, as longtime owner Jay Fiondella banned cameras and autograph seekers.

La Villa Basque
Photo by Larry Underhill

La Villa Basque

A unique landmark in the industrial city of Vernon for over half a century, its unique hybrid of coffee shop, lounge, fine dining establishment, and event space served everyone from truck drivers to wedding parties.
Photo courtesy

Bob's Big Boy

This Toluca Lake landmark escaped the wrecking ball, thanks to the Conservancy's Modern Committee.
Photo by Jessica Hodgdon/L.A. Conservancy


This beloved downtown institution is restored and reimagined for new generations.