Scandia was a glorious Scandinavian restaurant along Sunset Strip founded back in 1947 by Ken Hansen. Along with sister Teddy Hansen, they two hosted some of the most famous movie stars from the restaurant's heyday until the mid 1970s, when they sold it to Bob Peterson (who has the namesake Auto Museum on Wilshire).
Last year, Curbed LA reported that hotelier Ian Schrager would be designing a striking new Marriott Edition hotel on this plot. While the new building promises to be one of the craziest new structures in Los Angeles, that'll meant that this classic, long lost restaurant will soon turn into a pile of rubble to be bulldozed away.
Rendering of New Marriott Edition. Photo: Curbed LA
Check out the facade one last time before it goes away forever. No word yet on the actual demo date, but with this lush hotel on the way, it won't be too long. Do you have any stories of eating at Scandia back in the Seventies? Please hit the comments.
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