Despite challenges from the world's bro-iest developer and architect team, it looks today as if the Norm's restaurant on La Cienega will be saved. The Cultural Heritage Commission just voted unanimously (that's 5-0) to approve the so-called Historic-Cultural Monument status for the extremely beloved Googie building, which is iconic to Los Angeles and an exemplar of the mid-century architectural style.
So what does it all mean in the immediate? There will be no demolition of the building, at least not for now — and that despite a previous demolition permit that was issued in January but nullified because the nomination for historic status hadn't yet been heard.
The whole thing now moves onto the City Council docket, where they have 90 days to act on the vote status sent their way by the Commission.