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Feb 3, 2013 09:37 PM

What's taking over Roman's in Sherman Oaks?

Construction is underway at the spot that used to be Roman's on Ventura Blvd. near Kester. Does anybody know what is going into that location?

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  1. I've been curious, too. From all I can tell it will not be a restaurant. Someone told me that it was going to be a branch of Chase bank. But considering that there's a Chase just a block away, that seems unlikely.

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    1. re: Bob Brooks

      I was hoping for an eatery. The area does not need another Chase bank!

    2. Passed by the other day, saw the big Chase sign already up. No eatery =(. Too bad, that property was very nice for being along Ventura with a good sized parking lot.

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        1. re: prawn

          I agree. It would have been nice to have another eatery there (unlike the predecessor, Roman's). The immediate neighborhood is sorely lacking quality choices.

          But, Chase Bank is exactly what the neighborhood needed, after all, I'm sure their local customers appreciate not having to go all the way down to Ventura/Sepulveda (where they have a "mega-branch") to do their banking. For crying out loud, they also just built one on Burbank/Van Nuys Blvd., since Van Nuys/Sylvan (less than one mile) must have been too far away.

          In both cases, while being built, were hoping for some kind of restaurant to go in, but was dissapointed both times. Sad reflection on our neighborhoods. Sigh.