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Renovated Phil's Diner Lowered, Gently, On North Hollywood Plot

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Phil's being lowered on the new site

Yesterday, LA institution Phil's Diner was lowered to its new home on Lankershim between Magnolia and Weddington, according to a rep for developer J.H. Snyder, which has been building out the parcel the diner sits on. The railcar-type diner opened in the Valley on Chandler Boulevard in the '20s and closed a decade ago, due to construction of the North Hollywood subway stop and other redevelopment projects in the area. After yesterday's successful lowering (everyone remembers when the diner was "dropped hard" by a crane in October 2009), the completely renovated and rebuilt new Phil's will reopen in March as a fast-food health restaurant called Phil's Diner Fresh n' Fast. Goodbye, greasy spoon? Meanwhile, the next step of the third-phase of J.H. Snyder's NoHo development could be the seven-screen Laemmle's movie theater. The rep says the theater may break ground in first quarter 2011.
· Phil's Diner on the Move in North Hollywood? [Curbed LA]