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Irv's Burgers Leaving Its Landmark Route 66 Location

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Irv's Burger's, a West Hollywood staple that's been serving burgers and fries for 63 years, is forced to move because of the landlord's demand for higher rent and expensive repairs, the Los Angeles Times reports.

The burger joint, which drew the likes of Jim Morrison and Janis Joplin in its heyday, is being edged out by the neighborhood's rising prices. Paired with the leaky roof, owner Sonia Hong simply can't afford to keep the stand going in its current spot. But don't worry, while Wednesday is the burger institution's last day at the landmark Route 66 location, Hong intends on keeping Irv's in the neighborhood.

"We have to sign the papers. I'll still be in West Hollywood," she told the Times.

On Tuesday, customers lined up for their final combos at the famous location, thanking Hong and the rest of her family for their years of food and service.

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"Sonia knows everybody's name. She's the nicest person," Anny Semonco, who has dined at Irv's Burgers two or three times a week for the last 25 years, told the Times. "I've kept a couple of her personalized plates."

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