“Forgotten Hollywood”- A Golden Eatery…

Posted on June 21, 2016 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

rue   Michael J. La Rue announced plans to open a restaurant in the late Rue McClanahan’s honor later this year in New York City. The restaurant, fittingly called Rue La Rue Cafe, is scheduled to open early September in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan. Her longtime friend plans to decorate the restaurant with items he inherited after Rue’s death in 2010, including personal belongings and show-business memorabilia from The Golden Girls. The actress’ own piano will be used for live music.

   McClanahan’s son, Mark Bisch, is also on board with the project. Because of Bisch’s commitment, the Walt Disney Company, which owns the distribution rights to the hit show, will allow the restaurant to create and sell its own Golden Girls merchandise. Even though the eatery will focus on McClanahan, the other Girls will also get appropriate attention. Betty White is expected to attend the cafe’s ribbon cutting ceremony. Both actresses were close friends in real life.

   The news of the Golden Girls–themed restaurant comes during the same month as a Saved by the Bellthemed pop up diner opened in Chicago. That restaurant, originally slated to remain open until August 31st, recently announced it will extend its stay until the end of the year due to overwhelming demand.

   Currently, The Golden Girls remains syndicated in 50 countries around the world. The restaurant should become a tourist destination due to the show’s devoted fan base.

   I hope the cafe serves the famous cheese cake featured in many of the episodes for dessert.


psychoCam   A historic downtown Phoenix building known for appearing in the movie Psycho will become a cluster of condos. This week, the City Council approved the $2.3 million sale of the Barrister Building. Crescent Bay Development Services LLC plans to convert the six-story tower, which was once a hotel, into a complex of at least 88 condos. The developer also plans to incorporate restaurants and shops at the site. It’s often recognized for Alfred Hitchcock’s cameo in the opening scene of iconic suspense flick.

   Built in 1915, the property has been mostly vacant since 2010. However, the company plans to maintain the brick facade.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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