Norm's in Santa Monica to Close After 49 Years of Service

Yesterday we professed our love for the Norm's breakfast burger, but it turns out that those living in Santa Monica will have to find their fix elsewhere. After 49 years of service in SaMo, the location will be closing. Their last day is on July 17.

The 24-hour restaurant chain was first started by Norm Roybark in 1949 and has become a staple for the local community.

Employees have been offered jobs at one of their 17 other locations. The sale is part of multiple developments happening in the area.

Says the Santa Monica Daily Press:

"The restaurant was sold to a Texas-based developer in August of last year for $13.5 million, according to public records.

Two adjacent parcels where The Wertz Bros. Antique Mart, now shuttered, and Denny’s are currently located have also been sold for roughly $11 million each to developers who want to build hundreds of apartments and ground-floor retail space as they try to capitalize on the need for more housing in Santa Monica, a highly sought after market because of its proximity to the beach and the rapidly growing high-tech community and its well-paying jobs."

It all falls under the "out with the old, in with the new" theme we've been seeing with restaurants lately. Hopefully more of the classics don't suffer the same fate.

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