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Rumblings & Bumblings Answers: Sunset Mystery Solved, Future Restaurant

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And now the answer to this week's very thin edition of Rumblings & Bumblings: What's taking so long on Sunset? Have a question? Don't be shy.

SUNSET BLVD: The office horse Marmalade inquired about what was taking so long at this building on Sunset Boulevard and Seward. Well, sister Eater fills us in: "In the works is another new [restaurant] for George Abou-Daoud, yes, the same who owns the Bowery, Delancey, Mission and Tamarind Deli all east of Vine. Abou-Daoud says he's not ready to talk too many specifics yet---even if it's been boarded for a long time, it's still early in the planning/construction phase---but he and his partners plan to open a restaurant and wine shop in 2009." That sounds great. Meanwhile, reader Vokoban did some fabulous research and put together this flickr page on 6600 Sunset Blvd. He/she/it writes: "It looks like this place was an auction house, a few churches, a car dealership, a maple furniture store and a pool supply house...not to mention the place where Mario Lanza's widow had her requiem mass sung after she croaked. I assume the second floor must have been the church and meeting room. I wonder if any of the interior architecture survives."
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