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Another one bites the dust

goodhealthgourmet Dec 13, 2010 02:48 PM

didn't see mention of it anywhere on the board, so just an FYI that Jacopo's in BH has closed after 40 years.

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    bfogel Jan 5, 2011 07:58 PM

    Yes is was 40 years. Jacopo's opened in 1970. I started working there in 1972 and bought it in 1977. We moved to south Beverly Drive 3 years ago in October when we lost the lease on north Beverly Dr. I didn't sell the Palisades store. SOme empl,yoees tried to re-open using my recipes and I heard they closed recently.
    The train was a lot of fun, the whole place would shake.
    Yes, the Wonderbread factory was right down the street on (now) Civic Center Drive, it used to be the continuation of Little Santa Monica behind Burton Way.

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    1. re: bfogel
      fdb Jan 5, 2011 08:11 PM

      I used to work at George Elkins right around the corner. That's when I started to eat at your place. I will have to visit your S. Beverly Dr. location.

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        goodhealthgourmet Jan 5, 2011 08:32 PM

        fdb, the point of my post is that the S. Beverly location, which they moved to from the original one you had been to, is closed. Jacopo's is no more.

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          fdb Jan 6, 2011 10:55 PM

          Oh, thanks for clarifying. Sad to lose them.

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        DanaB Apr 13, 2011 07:53 PM

        So sorry to hear it! I went to Jacopo's first around 1980, when I was an 8th grader at El Rodeo. we'd go after school for a slice, at the location on little SM. My grandmother lives in BH, and over the years since then, I've been an irregular patron (I never lived in the neighborhood, but patronized it when visiting), but I always loved the pizza. I'm visiting LA now, and my brother just told me that the S. Beverly location had closed. I'll really miss the chopped salads!

        El Rodeo Restaurant
        700 E Arrow Hwy, Pomona, CA 91767

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        lolabelow Dec 14, 2010 11:04 PM

        Sunday night my dad and I would pick up a pepperoni pizza to go. We'd order it and wait, hoping for a train to come by on the tracks right behind the restaurant (now that is dating myself). We'd take it home, set up the TV trays and watch '60 Minutes' with the family.

        1. mucho gordo Dec 13, 2010 04:28 PM

          I thought they closed a few years ago. Maybe they had just moved to another location in BH.

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            goodhealthgourmet Dec 13, 2010 04:42 PM

            nope, just last month:

            but yes, they had moved from the original N Beverly spot to a location on S Beverly.

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              mucho gordo Dec 14, 2010 09:52 AM

              Yeah, I couldn't remember if it was on Beverly, Canon or Camden; just that it was between big and little S M blvd.
              When was it ever near the Wonder Bread place?

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                wienermobile Dec 14, 2010 01:36 PM

                The Wonder Bread and Hostess Factory were a few blocks east of the Beverly Hills City Hall just off Santa Monica Blvd. and they were there till the 80's when they closed when the land became too valuable and moved to the Pomona area. They did tours for schools and camps all the time and at the end of the tour they would give you a tiny hot loaf of Wonder Bread. At night the entire area had a wonderful smell of bread and Twinkies baking.

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                  mucho gordo Dec 15, 2010 09:02 AM

                  I knew where the Wonder Bread place was ( on Little SaMo Blvd. just west of Bev. Blvd. intersection.) but I don't recall seeing Jacopo's there. Back in the '60's I delivered mail in Beverly Hills so I'm familiar with the area.

                  1. re: mucho gordo
                    wienermobile Dec 15, 2010 09:33 AM

                    They were next to the railroad track on Santa Monica Blvd and Beverly Dr.

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                      mucho gordo Dec 15, 2010 09:45 AM

                      Yes, that's the only place I remember seeing them; between big/little SaMo Blvds.

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                        wienermobile Dec 15, 2010 09:46 AM

                        Yes right where 9021Pho is now.

                        490 N Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

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                          mucho gordo Dec 15, 2010 10:16 AM

                          But when were they near the Wonder Bread factory?

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                            Servorg Jan 6, 2011 02:51 AM


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            Burger Boy Dec 13, 2010 04:26 PM

            My dad used to take me in the 60's so I think it might have been older than 40 years.

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              monku Dec 13, 2010 04:29 PM

              OK.....I haven't been in LA that long.

            2. monku Dec 13, 2010 04:24 PM

              You're positive it was 40 years?
              I remember them coming on the scene maybe 30 years ago.....started by some Beverly Hills High school students?

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                wienermobile Dec 13, 2010 04:26 PM

                Yes it was there when The Wonder Bread Factory was still around the corner.

              2. Phurstluv Dec 13, 2010 04:24 PM

                I forgot to mention it here, tweeted about it a week ago. Yes, the Palisades branch has been sold, renamed J's Trattoria but it's the same menu & prices. Friends tell me it wasn't even as good, so no more Max's Big Apple pizza pies for the Phurstluvs!!

                1. monku Dec 13, 2010 03:23 PM

                  At one time they made great pizza.

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                    wienermobile Dec 13, 2010 04:09 PM

                    Yes, I loved the place 30 years ago.

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                      fdb Jan 5, 2011 08:07 PM

                      Yup, Jacopo's was my favorite pizza place back in the early 80s.

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