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Dec 13, 2009 03:50 PM

Pioneer Chicken Sunset near Fountain

When did it close? I just noticed the fench around the place yesterday. Are there any left? Should we all bow our heads in a moment of silence?

Pioneer Chicken
4376 W Sunset Blvd-out of business, Los Angeles, CA 90029

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  1. There is still a branch in Burbank, at Verdugo and Hollywood Way. And I think the branch at Hollywood Blvd. and Cahuenga north of World News is still there.

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    1. re: maxzook

      you're thinking of Popeyes, not Pioneer.

      1. re: Public_Offender

        Oops. I guess you're right.

        If Wikipedia is to believed, there's a branch in Boyle Heights that is still open:

        904 S Soto St
        Los Angeles, CA 90023
        (323) 262-4562

    2. I think it died years ago, they just pulled plug recently

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      1. re: cls

        no, i think the branch on sunset in east hollywood/los feliz just closed in the last couple of weeks.

        1. re: missyp

          Yeah, it was open about a month and a half ago when I went to KCET.

          1. re: WildSwede

            Definitely out of business - maybe a Del Taco to replace it?

      2. not sure - i think the one just east of fairfax on san vicente is still open. i really need to go more often b/c i don't want it to totally die! i love pioneer chicken. too bad the westwood/pico location is no more!

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        1. re: bu dat

          It is open but the address is Olympic, although you can pull into the parking lot from San Vicente also. That location is very clean and the wings are perfect. .

          5970 W OLYMPIC BLVD
          LOS ANGELES CA
          Phone:(323) 954-0454

          904 S Soto St.
          Los Angeles, CA.
          (323) 262-4562

          6323 Florence Ave.
          Bell Gardens, CA. 90201
          (562) 927-9135

        2. The headquarters used to be on 6th Street in K-town if I recall correctly. If there are no more, we'll have to rent "Dusty and Sweets McGee" for a nostalgic seance.

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          1. re: mc michael

            i could have sworn the sunset and fountain location was still in operation as i was barely across the street and distinctively smelled fried chicken fumes, that was within the last two days or so.

          2. Oh man, say it isn't so!! The branch just a mile away on Echo Park Ave. closed last year. I heard that there was supposed to be a location somewhere on Olympic and another in Bell Gardens.

            I know Pioneer has a lot of detractors but I'm so bummed that they're gone.

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            1. re: RacerX

              Where else can you go for that lumpy orange batter?