As Los Angeles’ real estate market continues to soar (forcing potential homeowners and new businesses alike to scatter towards the suburbs), plenty of old school restaurants are starting to feel the pinch. Case in point: Jan’s Family Restaurant on Beverly Boulevard, which has existed at the same location for more than half a century. On March 15, they’ll be closing their doors for good.
That news according to the Vintage Los Angeles Facebook page, which is of course overseen by Alison Martino, the roving chronicler of Hollywood history — both culinary and otherwise. Though an upcoming interview with ownership is still pending, Martino claims that Jan’s is shuttering for good on Sunday night, after decades and decades of providing reliable diner meals to locals in the neighborhood.
Furthermore, the rumor du jour has it that the site will next accommodate a Chipotle, because apparently Los Angeles doesn’t have enough of those. Want to experience Jan’s one last time? You’ve still got this week. After that, you’ll have to head over to Astro Family Restaurant in Silver Lake, which is owned and operated by the same family.