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 Irv's Burgers in West Hollywood, 63 years old, forced to close on Friday

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EdSails

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Irv's Burgers in West Hollywood, 63 years old, forced to close on Friday Wed, 10/30/13 12:11 PM (permalink)
Irv's has been around since just after WWII. A sad day for Angelenos.
 
http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-irvs-burgers-20131030,0,146999.story#axzz2jDnDbQ00
 
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    ScreamingChicken

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    Re:Irv's Burgers in West Hollywood, 63 years old, forced to close on Friday Wed, 10/30/13 12:14 PM (permalink)
    Fortunately it sounds as if Irv's might have a future at a new location.  Good luck to Sonia and her family!
     
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      buffetbuster

      Re:Irv's Burgers in West Hollywood, 63 years old, forced to close on Friday Wed, 10/30/13 2:41 PM (permalink)
      It's a shame it has come to this, but the important thing is that the Hong's are able to stay in business and keep Irv's going.  Sonia will make anyplace she hangs her hat a special place to visit.



       
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        Twinwillow

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        Re:Irv's Burgers in West Hollywood, 63 years old, forced to close on Friday Wed, 10/30/13 2:50 PM (permalink)
        Hope this story has a happy ending for Sonia. (get your minds out of the gutter) At least the Apple Pan is still open and going strong. It was my favorite burger joint when I lived in LA during the late 60's.
         
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          EdSails

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          Re:Irv's Burgers in West Hollywood, 63 years old, forced to close on Friday Wed, 10/30/13 4:42 PM (permalink)
          I hope it has a happy ending too. It's just sad that unlike their present location, they'll probably just be relegated to a site in a strip mall.
           
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            Glenn1234

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            Re:Irv's Burgers in West Hollywood, 63 years old, forced to close on Friday Wed, 10/30/13 6:11 PM (permalink)
             
             
            Noooooooo!    First, the Wheel Inn,  .. Now Irv's!!   .... Just before our visit to SoCal in a month from now.     
             
            BuffettBuster, that looks like a College of William and Mary logo on the shirt drawn on the plate.   Is it?   Janet and I are graduates of  W&M.
             
             
            Glenn
             
             
             
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              buffetbuster

              Re:Irv's Burgers in West Hollywood, 63 years old, forced to close on Friday Thu, 11/7/13 3:14 PM (permalink)
              Glenn1234-
              Yes, I was wearing my William & Mary t-shirt that day, so it ended up in the drawing.  Great school!  That is a shame that these classic places will be closed, but luckily Southern California has so much great food......
               
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                Glenn1234

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                Re:Irv's Burgers in West Hollywood, 63 years old, forced to close on Friday Thu, 11/7/13 6:00 PM (permalink)
                buffetbuster


                Glenn1234-
                Yes, I was wearing my William & Mary t-shirt that day, so it ended up in the drawing.  Great school!  That is a shame that these classic places will be closed, but luckily Southern California has so much great food......

                 
                 
                Buffetbuster -  Are you a W&M grad, as well?   Or, like I do, you wear shirts from other colleges?   As a TarHeels basketball fan, I probably have more UNC clothing than W&M clothing, even though I never attended UNC.    Anyway, in case you went to W&M, for timeframe reference, Janet and I graduated from W&M back in the Reagan era.  
                 
                 
                Glenn
                 
                 
                <message edited by Glenn1234 on Thu, 11/7/13 9:39 PM>
                 
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                  buffetbuster

                  Re:Irv's Burgers in West Hollywood, 63 years old, forced to close on Friday Thu, 11/7/13 6:06 PM (permalink)
                  You guessed correctly, I am one of those people who likes to visits college bookstores wherever I go, picking up a t-shirt or sweatshirt.  Today, work attire was an East Carolina hoodie.  I can tell you that the William & Mary t-shirt gets just about as many comments as any. 
                   
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                    Glenn1234

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                    Re:Irv's Burgers in West Hollywood, 63 years old, forced to close on Friday Thu, 11/7/13 9:49 PM (permalink)
                    buffetbuster

                    I can tell you that the William & Mary t-shirt gets just about as many comments as any. 

                     
                     
                    I'm surprised to hear that.   Outside of VA and nearby surrounding states, a lot of people have never even heard of W&M.  Good to hear that W&M is getting recognition. 
                     
                    Glenn
                     
                     
                     
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                      CajunKing

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                      Re:Irv's Burgers in West Hollywood, 63 years old, forced to close on Friday Thu, 11/7/13 10:29 PM (permalink)
                      Glenn1234


                      buffetbuster

                      I can tell you that the William & Mary t-shirt gets just about as many comments as any. 



                      I'm surprised to hear that.   Outside of VA and nearby surrounding states, a lot of people have never even heard of W&M.  Good to hear that W&M is getting recognition. 

                      Glenn



                       
                      William is that Jes...... NEVERMIND!      I don't need to be saying any more Hail Mary's than I already have to.

                       
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                        mar52

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                        Re:Irv's Burgers in West Hollywood, 63 years old, forced to close on Friday Thu, 11/7/13 11:11 PM (permalink)
                        My cousins went to W&M in the late '70s so I've heard of it. That and because it's the second university in the United States. 
                         
                        I've never been to Irv's.  I hope Sonia relocates to a successful location.
                         
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                          buffetbuster

                          Re:Irv's Burgers in West Hollywood, 63 years old, forced to close on Friday Sun, 01/5/14 7:14 AM (permalink)
                          According to George Motz's twitter feed, Irv's has reopened at 7998 Santa Monica Blvd @Laurel.  Best of luck to Sonia and the rest of the Hong family.
                           
                          If anyone gets there, please report back! 
                           
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                            Poverty Pete

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                            Re:Irv's Burgers in West Hollywood, 63 years old, forced to close on Friday Sun, 01/5/14 8:39 AM (permalink)
                            Perhaps EdSails and I can investigate the matter , when I visit him in June.
                             
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                              ScreamingChicken

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                              Re:Irv's Burgers in West Hollywood, 63 years old, forced to close on Friday Mon, 01/6/14 8:20 AM (permalink)
                              Mar, is the new location any closer to where you live?
                               
                              Every so often on my way into work I see a car that has a license plate that reads "WM N MARY".
                               
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                                EdSails

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                                Re:Irv's Burgers in West Hollywood, 63 years old, forced to close on Friday Mon, 01/6/14 11:53 AM (permalink)
                                Poverty Pete

                                 

                                Perhaps EdSails and I can investigate the matter , when I visit him in June.

                                I may have to reconnoiter before then. Wouldn't want to take you on a wild goose [burger] chase.  
                                <message edited by EdSails on Mon, 01/6/14 11:54 AM>
                                 
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