I received a really cool postcard the other day for the Valley Ho Restaurant in Van Nuys. Has anyone eaten there before or knew of its existence? I couldnt find anything about it in my research. I thought this was from another state but it specifically states Van Nuys, CA.
Back To The Future Series #4: Valley Ho Restaurant 8126 Van Nuys Blvd Van Nuys
Based on the postcard, they offered a deal for a mixed green salad, one-half fried chicken, french fried potatoes, hot roll, and coffee, tea, or milk for $1.70 good thru September 1960. So at least we know the date the postcard was published. One other cool revealing thing in this postcard is the Googie style used for the sign which we discussed before in the other Back To The Future Series. They dont make signs like that anymore.
Just out of curiosity, I compared the price of the meal to today. $1.70 is equivalent to $12.83 in today's dollars. You can probably get the same meal today at a Denny's but I dont think it includes a salad, roll and drink. So, when people say, the dollar has lost its value over time, this is a good example.
So my favorite part of the series is comparing to today. I typed the address in google maps and came up with the BuyRite Wholesale in between Roscoe Blvd and Lanark St. Dont know if this is correct or accurate but it seems like the restaurant got demolished to make way for a new building. I dont know when but I am wondering if its somehow related to the demise of the GM plant in the late 80's which was down the street.
Can anyone provide any input on this long gone restaurant?
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2. Back To the Future Series #2: Valley Music Theatre (60s-70s), Jehovah's Witness Assembly Hall (80s - 2004)