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Idle Since '84, Idle Hour Cafe Set to Return

An old landmark may be restored.

Idle Since '84, Idle Hour Cafe Set to Return Idle Since '84, Idle Hour Cafe Set to Return

The former Idle Hour Cafe and La Cana Restaurant is set to be renovated and reopened, according to Los Angeles Magazine.

Known as one of Los Angeles' last standing programmatic buildings (buildings that look like objects, like the Brown Derby) the barrel-shaped Idle Hour Cafe in NoHo on Vineland Avenue just north of Camarillo Street was opened in 1941 and was last open as a business in 1984 as La Cana, according to Curbed LA.

Now, after an auction on Saturday and its preservation as a City of Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument due to the efforts of Los Angeles Magazine's Chris Nichols, and its recent purchase at an auction by the owners of the Bigfoot Lodge in Los Feliz, the Idle Hour Cafe is set to return.

There is no word on when construction will begin, but we will keep our eyes peeled.

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