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Reflections on Fairfax

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

There’s one Los Angeles landmark that gets little sleep.

Canter’s Restaurant and Delicatessen, open 24-hours, has remained virtually unchanged since it moved to its current location on Fairfax in 1953.

A bakery counter and deli counter on opposite sides greet guests as they walk in. The lobby area is complete with a nostalgic light fixture that has a white ball-like center and spikes that spread out to create a starburst.

Los Angeles does not have many restaurants like this anymore.

The Fairfax District, particularly between Beverly and Rosewood, has many stores that somehow have managed to stand the test of time. Yet, who knows how much longer they can stand.