It's hard to miss the barrel shaped building on Vineland Avenue that was once home to Idle Hour Cafe and La Cana Restaurant.
Located just north of Camarillo Street, it's been dormant since 1984, but one restaurateur is stepping in with plans to reopen the structure as the Idle Hour Cafe.
Last year, Bobby Green of 1933 Group purchased the property at an auction, but looks to get moving on the project were on hold while he worked to open Sassafras in Hollywood.
"The Idle Hour (AKA La Cana) is next on their list and Bobby tells me he is about to submit plans to the city and is going to work on initial clean up in the next few weeks," said Los Angeles Magazine columnist Chris Nichols, a friend of Green who also championed a petition that got the site designated as a landmark by the city of Los Angeles.
Idle Hour Cafe opened in 1941 under Michael Connolly and was last in operation as La Cana Restaurant in 1984.
Patch will keep you posted on when work on the restaurant begins.