Last year, two unrelated Valley stalwarts with nearly 80 years of business between them decided to call it quits. The first was Fab’s Corner Cucina on Van Nuys Boulevard, and the other was Stanley’s, a cafe space that ran into some health department issues before deciding to throw in the towel. Now it seems that Stanley’s might be resurrecting itself from the dead, and taking over Fab’s former location in Sherman Oaks to do it.
The switcheroo involving two long-running restaurants like this would certainly be something, but it does come with a few caveats. First, there’s nothing completely confirmed about the former Fab’s becoming a new Stanley’s — but there is a pending ABC license for alcohol currently up at the address. You’ll also find rumor that Stanley’s is returning over on their otherwise dormant Facebook page, with plenty of locals chiming in about the comeback story.
Similarly, Eater has been getting emails for weeks about the Stanley’s-to-Fab’s flip, and has reached out to longtime Stanley’s owner Greg Sadofsky to fill in the details. So far
no word back, but there’s certainly something happening at the former Fab’s — and if rumors are to be believed, it’s going to involve a familiar face.
Update: Sadofsky tells eater today that indeed Fab’s will turn into a new location of Stanley’s, likely to open in early March.
Oh, and whatever happened to the original Stanley’s space? That become a new outlet of Te’Kila, and joins a slew of other recent (and upcoming) additions to hit Ventura Boulevard lately, including a still-in-process Petit Trois and second concept from the Boneyard Bistro team.
4336 Van Nuys Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA