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Street Could be Renamed After Cantina Owner

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On the edge of Los Angeles at the Calabasas city line is the Sagebrush Cantina. It's the last place you can smoke in public before getting a ticket within a few steps, it's a place where margaritas are flowing and where bikers are hollerin'. Even if it is officially in Los Angeles (by 20 feet), come on, it's really Old Town Calabasas.

At today's LA City Council meeting, members will vote on a motion that would change the name of El Canon Avenue, a small street near the restaurant, to the Bob McCord Way, named in honor of the man who made the Sagebrush Cantina and community what it is today.

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McCord, 69, opened the restaurant in 1974 and over the years, the restaurant became a staple of the neighborhood, more stores in Old Town began to open and the area became more of a destination (especially bikers). The cantina can seat over 800 people and easily serve hundreds of gallons of margaritas in a night. Not only that, the eatery hosts a collection of antique circus artifacts.