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Historic Phil's Diner Hoisted Into New, Permanent NoHo Location

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Phil's Diner on the move (Photo courtesy J.H. Snyder Co.)
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A fixture in North Hollywood since the 1920s, Phil's Diner finally has a new home, and is closer to getting its new lease on life.

Yesterday, a crane lifted the 25,000 pound pink and brown restaurant and put it into place at 5230 Lankershim Boulevard, where it will ultimately be reopened as part of the transit-oriented development that is being built there by J.H. Snyder Company, who contributed almost a half-million dollars towards the cost of the Phil's Diner project.

Phil's Diner dates back to around 1926, and it served up eats for 40 years, until the burgeoning redevelopment of the neighborhood forced it to close down. Phil's "is the oldest dining car in California and one of the oldest in the U.S." With a March 2011 projected opening, Phil's will be reborn as Phil's Diner Fresh 'n Fast, " an organic, sustainable fast food restaurant that embraces local, hormone-free and pesticide-free food, compostable containers and other green components," says J.H. Snyder Co.