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Silver Spoon Diner to Close Dec. 31

Longtime restaurant to shutter at 5 p.m. Saturday, website reports. New owners plan to take over space.

, the long-standing family-owned and operated restaurant at 8171 Santa Monica Blvd., is preparing to shutter in a few days, Eater LA reported late Tuesday.

The site points to the diner's recent window signage that reads: "Our last day of business will be December 31, 2011 and we will be closing at 5 p.m. Thank you for your years of patronage."

A public notice of application for ownership change in the eatery's window lists the new business' name as "Connie and Ted's."

The restaurant has been , according to a report released by the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.

Chef Michael Cimarusti of the Melrose seafood restaurant Providence and Claim Jumper founder Craig Nickoloff are to take over the 25-year-old coffee shop. No word on what type of eatery the duo's new venture will be.

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MarkD December 28, 2011 at 07:11 PM
Paul, if you think the French Market is too expensive, then you should steer very clear of LaBoehme. You could treat three of your friends to dinner at French Market on what your single entree would cost at LaBoehme. The food was good, though, the last time I ate there a few years ago.
Jon Ponder December 28, 2011 at 07:49 PM
It was opened as Theodore's in 1965 by Ted Freistat. One rumor is that John Lennon and Harry Nilsson started a brawl there one night. Before that it was briefly Reuben's. According to Seeing-Stars.com http://www.seeing-stars.com/Dine2/SilverSpoon.shtml: "Back in the '70s it was known as Theodore's cafe, and after Schwab's Drug Store closed (and A&M Records was nearby), Theodore's became a stomping ground for some of the local celebs. People remember seeing John Lennon drop by, as well as Robert De Niro. Later in the 70's, a young Robin Williams and John Ritter used to stop by following their morning comedy classes. "The name changed to Silver Spoon in 1987, and the restaurant (tucked away off Santa Monica Blvd) has become something of a club for a handful of celebrity regulars... "Other stars spotted here in recent years include Roseanne, Thora Birch (American Beauty), Rachel Weisz (Constantine), Benico del Toro (The Usual Suspects), Stella Stevens (The Ballad of Cable Hogue), Faye Dunaway (Bonnie & Clyde, Network), Leslie Ann Warren (Victor/Victoria), Farrah Fawcett (Charlie's Angels) Florence Henderson (The Brady Bunch mom), David Hyde Pierce (Niles on Fraiser), Carol Kane (Taxi), confetti-throwing comic Rip Taylor, Limp Bizkit's Fred Durst..." The last time I was in, which was last spring, Sean Hayes was "taking a meeting" at the next table, with his head shaved, apparently for a role in The Three Stooges movie.
Danielle Jacoby December 28, 2011 at 08:33 PM
Thanks for sharing a bit of Silver Spoon's history Jon.
bobby trendy December 29, 2011 at 05:13 AM
Oh no that's sad , I liked that they had parking! Paul, you are right about the French market -over priced for what it serves Cafe La bohem is just gorgeous and glamorus inside butt it is ten times for expenisve! I love yur christmas pic!!! And nice tree!
bobby trendy December 29, 2011 at 05:21 AM


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