The original Pacific Dining Car (1310 W. 6th Street), is up for historical designation, which will pave the way for restoration!
MARCH 2023 UPDATE | COMING SOON
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 all your support — over 6,000 people visiting our website upon announcement of this preservation effort, 1,000 people engaging with our social media ahead of the Council P.L.U.M. committee meeting, and almost 300 people, including the renowned architect Frank Gehry, emailing the city in support of the designation!
Our new Councilmember, Eunisses Hernandez, took office in the middle of our city’s efforts to protect this local cultural treasure.
She must hear from you now in order to move forward with the effort to protect it.
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