Glendora’s 100-year-old restaurant The Golden Spur closed back in October. For the last three months, there’s been a bit of mystery on what restaurant would replace the massive former steakhouse. After a $2.16 million sale, a familiar non-profit group will take this space out of the dining market completely.
According to the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Easterseals will repurpose the former restaurant as a day facility for developmentally disabled or special needs adults. A one-story building makes it far easier for the disabled to maneuver.
As one of LA’s oldest restaurants, The Golden Spur’s approach mirrored most restaurants from that era, with a gargantuan 180-person dining room offering steaks, catfish Fridays, and old school classics for families throughout Southern California. Entertainment included tribute bands, but the main draw was the distinct neon sign with a boot and spur.
The October closing was abrupt, as the company had just launched a new website in late-September. The owners had even introduced a new cocktail menu in late August. In today’s industry, keeping a cavernous old guard restaurant filled with new customers and returning regulars is a challenge.