The original Pacific Dining Car (1310 W. 6th Street), is up for historical designation by the City of Los Angeles, which will pave the way for restoration!
PDC has been a 24-hour sanctuary for the literary and entertainment world, and a bridge between many vibrant L.A. communities. Known as much for making deals as for making memories, it has been a place for business functions and family celebrations for around 100 years.
Following the swift and unexpected decline in Wes Idol II’s health in 2019, the Idol trust fell into the hands of his 2nd wife. Toby Idol dismantled the Pacific Dining Car.
We of the 4th generation, who own the business name, are heartened by and supportive of this fight for restoration, which began with a nomination by a fan of PDC.
There are investors who are passionate about restoring, reviving, and re-opening the restaurant.
LET’S NOT LOSE ANOTHER LEGACY BUSINESS IN LOS ANGELES
We have deep gratitude and love for the more than 70 people who showed up to the meeting, and for those who spoke at the meeting and sent in their emails in support!
We’ll keep you posted on next steps.
We love you, Los Angeles!
~ The 4 generations of the PDC family ~
Fred & Lovey Cook
Wes Idol I
Wes Idol II
Wes Idol III & Conlee Idol