Discussion:
Slightly OT: Culver City's old Airport Village eateries c.1960
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Larbo
2004-01-30 14:27:23 UTC
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Who remember's Airport Village in Culver City c.1960?? Had some great
eats at the time including Hamburger Handout, the very first Sizzler
and the original Tito's Tacos.

Any stories or images to share of Airport Village?

Thanks, Larry B

(I couldn't find a better NG to put this in....CC doesn't have one
anymore)
Bob Barnett
2004-01-30 14:41:01 UTC
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Post by Larbo
Who remember's Airport Village in Culver City c.1960?? Had some great
eats at the time including Hamburger Handout, the very first Sizzler
and the original Tito's Tacos.
Any stories or images to share of Airport Village?
Thanks, Larry B
(I couldn't find a better NG to put this in....CC doesn't have one
anymore)
Centinela and Sepulveda-where I discovered Mexican food after moving
from NYC. The place with the fried shrimp was my favorite. It was like
12 giants for $3.
Larry B
2004-01-30 15:44:18 UTC
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Post by Bob Barnett
Post by Larbo
Who remember's Airport Village in Culver City c.1960?? Had some great
eats at the time including Hamburger Handout, the very first Sizzler
and the original Tito's Tacos.
Any stories or images to share of Airport Village?
Thanks, Larry B
(I couldn't find a better NG to put this in....CC doesn't have one
anymore)
Centinela and Sepulveda-where I discovered Mexican food after moving
from NYC. The place with the fried shrimp was my favorite. It was like
12 giants for $3.
Ah, but do you remember the names of the restaurants, the layout of Airport
Village or have any pics?

I remember that Hamburger Handout was right there at the entrance facing
Centinela, there was a large group of businesses down in the middle of the
property and Sizzler was way on the other (north) end facing Centinela, as
well. I remember the parking areas being dirt or gravel, not paved. Must
have been kind of muddy when it rained. The business area in the middle was
also lower in elevation than the entrance on Centinela.
Bob Barnett
2004-01-30 16:02:28 UTC
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Post by Larry B
Post by Bob Barnett
Post by Larbo
Who remember's Airport Village in Culver City c.1960?? Had some great
eats at the time including Hamburger Handout, the very first Sizzler
and the original Tito's Tacos.
Any stories or images to share of Airport Village?
Thanks, Larry B
(I couldn't find a better NG to put this in....CC doesn't have one
anymore)
Centinela and Sepulveda-where I discovered Mexican food after moving
from NYC. The place with the fried shrimp was my favorite. It was like
12 giants for $3.
Ah, but do you remember the names of the restaurants, the layout of Airport
Village or have any pics?
I remember that Hamburger Handout was right there at the entrance facing
Centinela, there was a large group of businesses down in the middle of the
property and Sizzler was way on the other (north) end facing Centinela, as
well. I remember the parking areas being dirt or gravel, not paved. Must
have been kind of muddy when it rained. The business area in the middle was
also lower in elevation than the entrance on Centinela.
The layout........hell the place was a dump.
There was a Chinese, Seafood, Pizza, Titos, and a couple more stretched
out in a cheesy wood building from WW2.
I think the parking area was covered with gravel.
We ate there at least 2-3 times weekly.
I can't believe we actually liked Sizzler then.

Now-does anyone remember TOPS at Lincoln and Pico, where Tommy's is now?.
We'd stop there at 3 a.m., pig out, and drive PCH to Rincon
Tacos 6 for $1, open 24-7
Larry B.
2004-01-31 00:55:56 UTC
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Post by Bob Barnett
Post by Larry B
Post by Bob Barnett
Centinela and Sepulveda-where I discovered Mexican food after moving
from NYC. The place with the fried shrimp was my favorite. It was like
12 giants for $3.
Ah, but do you remember the names of the restaurants, the layout of Airport
Village or have any pics?
I remember that Hamburger Handout was right there at the entrance facing
Centinela, there was a large group of businesses down in the middle of the
property and Sizzler was way on the other (north) end facing Centinela, as
well. I remember the parking areas being dirt or gravel, not paved. Must
have been kind of muddy when it rained. The business area in the middle was
also lower in elevation than the entrance on Centinela.
The layout........hell the place was a dump.
There was a Chinese, Seafood, Pizza, Titos, and a couple more stretched
out in a cheesy wood building from WW2.
I think the parking area was covered with gravel.
We ate there at least 2-3 times weekly.
I can't believe we actually liked Sizzler then.
Now-does anyone remember TOPS at Lincoln and Pico, where Tommy's is now?.
We'd stop there at 3 a.m., pig out, and drive PCH to Rincon
Tacos 6 for $1, open 24-7
I remember it being a dump, too.... I just didn't want to say that. Jeez I'd
love to see a pic of that. Do you remember the name of the Mex restaurant? I
don't think it was called Tito's back then. There was a place called the
Village Kitchen but not sure what they served.

Sizzler was great back then. Sawdust on the floors, too.

Didn't get to TOPS, kinda hung around CC more or less.
Bob Barnett
2004-01-31 02:06:02 UTC
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Post by Larbo
Post by Bob Barnett
Post by Larry B
Post by Bob Barnett
Centinela and Sepulveda-where I discovered Mexican food after moving
from NYC. The place with the fried shrimp was my favorite. It was like
12 giants for $3.
Ah, but do you remember the names of the restaurants, the layout of
Airport
Post by Bob Barnett
Post by Larry B
Village or have any pics?
I remember that Hamburger Handout was right there at the entrance facing
Centinela, there was a large group of businesses down in the middle of
the
Post by Bob Barnett
Post by Larry B
property and Sizzler was way on the other (north) end facing Centinela,
as
Post by Bob Barnett
Post by Larry B
well. I remember the parking areas being dirt or gravel, not paved. Must
have been kind of muddy when it rained. The business area in the middle
was
Post by Bob Barnett
Post by Larry B
also lower in elevation than the entrance on Centinela.
The layout........hell the place was a dump.
There was a Chinese, Seafood, Pizza, Titos, and a couple more stretched
out in a cheesy wood building from WW2.
I think the parking area was covered with gravel.
We ate there at least 2-3 times weekly.
I can't believe we actually liked Sizzler then.
Now-does anyone remember TOPS at Lincoln and Pico, where Tommy's is now?.
We'd stop there at 3 a.m., pig out, and drive PCH to Rincon
Tacos 6 for $1, open 24-7
I remember it being a dump, too.... I just didn't want to say that. Jeez I'd
love to see a pic of that. Do you remember the name of the Mex restaurant? I
don't think it was called Tito's back then.
It wasn't
Post by Larbo
There was a place called the
Village Kitchen but not sure what they served.
Maybe Burgers.
Post by Larbo
Sizzler was great back then. Sawdust on the floors, too.
Didn't get to TOPS, kinda hung around CC more or less.
Taquitos were 25 cents per order, drowning in that bottled Calavo sauce.
Pastrami was 99 cents
Allen Latter
2004-01-31 19:29:26 UTC
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Hamburger Handout: My recollection was that the hamburgers were 19
cents and the french fries were 11 cents. The food was always served fresh
and hot. The hamburgers were similar to McDonalds small hamburgers and the
fries were served in paper bags just like McDonalds small order of fries.
Sam D.
2004-02-01 14:52:11 UTC
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Post by Allen Latter
Hamburger Handout: My recollection was that the hamburgers were 19
cents and the french fries were 11 cents. The food was always served fresh
and hot. The hamburgers were similar to McDonalds small hamburgers and the
fries were served in paper bags just like McDonalds small order of fries.
Great memories here. When I was in high school my friends and I used to pile
in the car and head there nearly every weekend. We called it "The Nineteen",
a reference to the price of a hamburger. I guess it eventually fell victim
to land development. But before it closed, it had spawned a bunch of
imitators.
Allen Latter
2004-02-01 19:37:30 UTC
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Post by Sam D.
Post by Allen Latter
Hamburger Handout: My recollection was that the hamburgers were 19
cents and the french fries were 11 cents. The food was always served
fresh
Post by Allen Latter
and hot. The hamburgers were similar to McDonalds small hamburgers and
the
Post by Allen Latter
fries were served in paper bags just like McDonalds small order of fries.
Great memories here. When I was in high school my friends and I used to pile
in the car and head there nearly every weekend. We called it "The Nineteen",
a reference to the price of a hamburger. I guess it eventually fell victim
to land development. But before it closed, it had spawned a bunch of
imitators.
Yes, I remember "Clanceys" and "Scotts".
Larry B.
2004-02-03 01:56:14 UTC
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Post by Allen Latter
Post by Sam D.
Post by Allen Latter
Hamburger Handout: My recollection was that the hamburgers were 19
cents and the french fries were 11 cents. The food was always served
fresh
Post by Allen Latter
and hot. The hamburgers were similar to McDonalds small hamburgers and
the
Post by Allen Latter
fries were served in paper bags just like McDonalds small order of
fries.
Post by Sam D.
Great memories here. When I was in high school my friends and I used to
pile
Post by Sam D.
in the car and head there nearly every weekend. We called it "The
Nineteen",
Post by Sam D.
a reference to the price of a hamburger. I guess it eventually fell victim
to land development. But before it closed, it had spawned a bunch of
imitators.
Yes, I remember "Clanceys" and "Scotts".
What were Clanceys and Scotts?? Two restaurants there?? If so, where were
they located.

This is what I remember.. hope this comes out!! What do you remember
(since we cannot see to find a pic anywhere)?

Centinela Ave
| |
W
| |___
====||== N
| ___ ______________________
| | | Bunch of little business
|
| | HH about 75 | Sign on top "Flea Market" |
Sizzler__
| | yards north --> |______________________ | about
| |
| |___
40 yds --> |_ |
| ___
| |
_| |________________________________________________________
_ _Sepulveda_______________________________________________
| |
| |
Larry B.
2004-02-03 02:17:13 UTC
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Post by Sam D.
Post by Allen Latter
Post by Sam D.
Post by Allen Latter
Hamburger Handout: My recollection was that the hamburgers
were
Post by Sam D.
19
Post by Allen Latter
Post by Sam D.
Post by Allen Latter
cents and the french fries were 11 cents. The food was always served
fresh
Post by Allen Latter
and hot. The hamburgers were similar to McDonalds small hamburgers
and
Post by Allen Latter
Post by Sam D.
the
Post by Allen Latter
fries were served in paper bags just like McDonalds small order of
fries.
Post by Sam D.
Great memories here. When I was in high school my friends and I used to
pile
Post by Sam D.
in the car and head there nearly every weekend. We called it "The
Nineteen",
Post by Sam D.
a reference to the price of a hamburger. I guess it eventually fell
victim
Post by Allen Latter
Post by Sam D.
to land development. But before it closed, it had spawned a bunch of
imitators.
Yes, I remember "Clanceys" and "Scotts".
What were Clanceys and Scotts?? Two restaurants there?? If so, where were
they located.
This is what I remember.. hope this comes out!! What do you remember
(since we cannot see to find a pic anywhere)?
Last attempt, promise: Please don't flame if it doesn't work out.

Centinela Ave
| |
| |___ W
| ___ ====||== N
| | __ ________________
| | | | ----> |Bunch of businesses |
| | |hh | appx 80 | Sign: "Flea Market"|
| | |__| yds north |________________|
| | about Sizzler
| |___ 40 yds---> | |
| ___ north |_|
| |
_| |____________________________________
_ _Sepulveda__________________________
| |
| |


If someone finds a pic, I'll post it.
Allen Latter
2004-02-04 05:15:52 UTC
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Post by Larry B.
Post by Allen Latter
Yes, I remember "Clanceys" and "Scotts".
What were Clanceys and Scotts?? Two restaurants there?? If so, where were
they located.
There were several Scotts. One was on Pico Blvd. near Westwood Blvd,
ajacent to the Picwood movie theater. The other Scott that I think I
remember was on Pico Blvd. near Rimpau Blvd. near were a Sears was located.
I thought that there were several Clanceys, but the one I remember was on
So. Vermont Ave., probably not too far from where the San Deigo freeway
crosses Vermont now; not too far from where the Vermont Drive In movie
theater was located.
Sam D.
2004-02-05 02:57:11 UTC
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Post by Allen Latter
There were several Scotts. One was on Pico Blvd. near Westwood Blvd,
ajacent to the Picwood movie theater. The other Scott that I think I
remember was on Pico Blvd. near Rimpau Blvd. near were a Sears was located.
I thought that there were several Clanceys, but the one I remember was on
So. Vermont Ave., probably not too far from where the San Deigo freeway
crosses Vermont now; not too far from where the Vermont Drive In movie
theater was located.
The Scot's I remember was right on the S/W corner of Pico and Westwood
Blvds. Didn't it later have a name change and become McFarland's? My
recollecion of Clancy's is more vague.
Larry B
2004-02-01 21:05:56 UTC
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Post by Sam D.
Post by Allen Latter
Hamburger Handout: My recollection was that the hamburgers were 19
cents and the french fries were 11 cents. The food was always served
fresh
Post by Allen Latter
and hot. The hamburgers were similar to McDonalds small hamburgers and
the
Post by Allen Latter
fries were served in paper bags just like McDonalds small order of fries.
Great memories here. When I was in high school my friends and I used to pile
in the car and head there nearly every weekend. We called it "The Nineteen",
a reference to the price of a hamburger. I guess it eventually fell victim
to land development. But before it closed, it had spawned a bunch of
imitators.
Hi Sam,

I did some research on Hamburger Handout (not much out there to be found, I
might add) and HH was actually a direct rip-off of McDonalds. The owner,
James Collins, stated that he liked the idea and build HH!! He later went on
to found Sizzlers on the other end of Airport Village. He became a very rich
and well regarded exec in the restaurant trade.

"Nineteen". .that's cool. What do you remember about the businesses in the
middle? I do remember a big sign on top that said "Flea market".
Janis Tester
2004-02-02 05:13:26 UTC
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Post by Larry B
"Nineteen". .that's cool. What do you remember about the businesses in the
middle? I do remember a big sign on top that said "Flea market".
Wasn't there a Mexican restaurant (don't remember the name).

Janis
Sam D.
2004-02-02 07:05:52 UTC
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Post by Sam D.
Post by Sam D.
Great memories here. When I was in high school my friends and I used to
pile
Post by Sam D.
in the car and head there nearly every weekend. We called it "The
Nineteen",
Post by Sam D.
a reference to the price of a hamburger. I guess it eventually fell victim
to land development. But before it closed, it had spawned a bunch of
imitators.
Hi Sam,
I did some research on Hamburger Handout (not much out there to be found, I
might add) and HH was actually a direct rip-off of McDonalds. The owner,
James Collins, stated that he liked the idea and build HH!! He later went on
to found Sizzlers on the other end of Airport Village. He became a very rich
and well regarded exec in the restaurant trade.
"Nineteen". .that's cool. What do you remember about the businesses in the
middle? I do remember a big sign on top that said "Flea market".
That is really interesting. Not knowing the time line when these businesses
started, I figured it was likely that either McDonald's or HH was a
knock-off of the other. Someone else mentioned Clancey's and Scot's which
were also similar and followed later. Some years ago I had the occasion to
meet Jim Collins but I never had a clue about his earlier connection with
Hamburger Handout. He was also a major operator of KFC franchises.

I really don't remember the other busineses at Airport Village except for
the Mexican food outlet adjacent to HH. Someone mentioned that was the
predecessor to Tito's. I do remember that the tacos there identical to
Tito's.
Larry B
2004-02-02 14:44:53 UTC
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Post by Sam D.
Post by Sam D.
Post by Sam D.
Great memories here. When I was in high school my friends and I used to
pile
Post by Sam D.
in the car and head there nearly every weekend. We called it "The
Nineteen",
Post by Sam D.
a reference to the price of a hamburger. I guess it eventually fell
victim
Post by Sam D.
Post by Sam D.
to land development. But before it closed, it had spawned a bunch of
imitators.
Hi Sam,
I did some research on Hamburger Handout (not much out there to be
found,
Post by Sam D.
I
Post by Sam D.
might add) and HH was actually a direct rip-off of McDonalds. The owner,
James Collins, stated that he liked the idea and build HH!! He later
went
Post by Sam D.
on
Post by Sam D.
to found Sizzlers on the other end of Airport Village. He became a very
rich
Post by Sam D.
and well regarded exec in the restaurant trade.
"Nineteen". .that's cool. What do you remember about the businesses in the
middle? I do remember a big sign on top that said "Flea market".
That is really interesting. Not knowing the time line when these businesses
started, I figured it was likely that either McDonald's or HH was a
knock-off of the other. Someone else mentioned Clancey's and Scot's which
were also similar and followed later. Some years ago I had the occasion to
meet Jim Collins but I never had a clue about his earlier connection with
Hamburger Handout. He was also a major operator of KFC franchises.
I really don't remember the other busineses at Airport Village except for
the Mexican food outlet adjacent to HH. Someone mentioned that was the
predecessor to Tito's. I do remember that the tacos there identical to
Tito's.
Yeah! Sadly, no one seems to remember the name. When you say adjacent to HH,
do you mean down in the "flea market" area? Hey, 40+ years can result in a
little mental distortion. That is a long time ago!
Sam D.
2004-02-05 03:09:49 UTC
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Post by Larry B
Post by Sam D.
I really don't remember the other busineses at Airport Village except for
the Mexican food outlet adjacent to HH. Someone mentioned that was the
predecessor to Tito's. I do remember that the tacos there identical to
Tito's.
Yeah! Sadly, no one seems to remember the name. When you say adjacent to HH,
do you mean down in the "flea market" area? Hey, 40+ years can result in a
little mental distortion. That is a long time ago!
I'm a little hazy on the exact location. I seem to recall that the other
eating places came along later after HH was well established. I was thinking
that the original HH building was expanded with an addition annexed onto its
west end to house the Mexican and Chinese places. Maybe I'm wrong about
that. I can't really recall the "flea market" section.
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2017-01-25 01:16:56 UTC
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Post by Allen Latter
Post by Sam D.
Post by Allen Latter
Hamburger Handout: My recollection was that the hamburgers were 19
cents and the french fries were 11 cents. The food was always served
fresh
Post by Allen Latter
and hot. The hamburgers were similar to McDonalds small hamburgers and
the
Post by Allen Latter
fries were served in paper bags just like McDonalds small order of
fries.
Post by Sam D.
Great memories here. When I was in high school my friends and I used to
pile
Post by Sam D.
in the car and head there nearly every weekend. We called it "The
Nineteen",
Post by Sam D.
a reference to the price of a hamburger. I guess it eventually fell victim
to land development. But before it closed, it had spawned a bunch of
imitators.
Hi Sam,
I did some research on Hamburger Handout (not much out there to be found, I
might add) and HH was actually a direct rip-off of McDonalds. The owner,
James Collins, stated that he liked the idea and build HH!! He later went on
to found Sizzlers on the other end of Airport Village. He became a very rich
and well regarded exec in the restaurant trade.
"Nineteen". .that's cool. What do you remember about the businesses in the
middle? I do remember a big sign on top that said "Flea market".
Collins food international became one of he largest restaurant suppliers in the country
Sam D.
2004-02-01 14:55:57 UTC
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Post by Bob Barnett
Now-does anyone remember TOPS at Lincoln and Pico, where Tommy's is now?.
We'd stop there at 3 a.m., pig out, and drive PCH to Rincon
Tacos 6 for $1, open 24-7
I was practically addicted to their pastrami dips.
TomLuth
2004-02-08 22:44:46 UTC
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Yes, I remember Airport Village fondly. Keep in mind, I was in Jr. High School
when it closed in '67 or '68. Also, I happen to like Sizzler's, fast food and
hole-in-the-wall mexican restaurants, so take it for what it is worth.

I lived in Weschester, on Loyola, a block from what is now Otis Art Institute,
and attended Loyola Village Elementary School, and Orville Wright Jr. High
before we moved in '68. My favorite dinners were either the mexican combo
plate, or Chop Suey, and a slice of Pizza. Hey, I said I was a kid! I also
loved the used book store, as I could load up on old comic books for a nickle
each.

I have also done Google searches for Airport Village, with no luck. I'd love to
see pictures, and see how close they were to what I remember.
Larry B
2004-02-08 23:15:27 UTC
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Post by TomLuth
Yes, I remember Airport Village fondly. Keep in mind, I was in Jr. High School
when it closed in '67 or '68. Also, I happen to like Sizzler's, fast food and
hole-in-the-wall mexican restaurants, so take it for what it is worth.
I lived in Weschester, on Loyola, a block from what is now Otis Art Institute,
and attended Loyola Village Elementary School, and Orville Wright Jr. High
before we moved in '68. My favorite dinners were either the mexican combo
plate, or Chop Suey, and a slice of Pizza. Hey, I said I was a kid! I also
loved the used book store, as I could load up on old comic books for a nickle
each.
I have also done Google searches for Airport Village, with no luck. I'd love to
see pictures, and see how close they were to what I remember.
Hi Tom, did you look at my little diagram on what my scattered memory
reconstituted??

See my post on Monday, February 02, 2004 6:17 PM.

I wonder what your thoughts are on it? Oh, to keep the diagram from word
wrapping into oblivion, if you could remove the >'s from the diagram in
your reply, that would help. Thx

Larry
Larry B
2004-02-27 16:02:22 UTC
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I did find out this week that the Mexican place was called Chico's and it
was co-partnered by the founder of Tito's Tacos!

LarryB
Post by TomLuth
Post by TomLuth
Yes, I remember Airport Village fondly. Keep in mind, I was in Jr. High
School
Post by TomLuth
when it closed in '67 or '68. Also, I happen to like Sizzler's, fast
food
Post by TomLuth
and
Post by TomLuth
hole-in-the-wall mexican restaurants, so take it for what it is worth.
I lived in Weschester, on Loyola, a block from what is now Otis Art
Institute,
Post by TomLuth
and attended Loyola Village Elementary School, and Orville Wright Jr. High
before we moved in '68. My favorite dinners were either the mexican combo
plate, or Chop Suey, and a slice of Pizza. Hey, I said I was a kid! I also
loved the used book store, as I could load up on old comic books for a
nickle
Post by TomLuth
each.
I have also done Google searches for Airport Village, with no luck. I'd
love to
Post by TomLuth
see pictures, and see how close they were to what I remember.
Hi Tom, did you look at my little diagram on what my scattered memory
reconstituted??
See my post on Monday, February 02, 2004 6:17 PM.
I wonder what your thoughts are on it? Oh, to keep the diagram from word
wrapping into oblivion, if you could remove the >'s from the diagram in
your reply, that would help. Thx
Larry
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2017-01-25 01:26:22 UTC
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Post by TomLuth
Post by TomLuth
Yes, I remember Airport Village fondly. Keep in mind, I was in Jr. High
School
Post by TomLuth
when it closed in '67 or '68. Also, I happen to like Sizzler's, fast food
and
Post by TomLuth
hole-in-the-wall mexican restaurants, so take it for what it is worth.
I lived in Weschester, on Loyola, a block from what is now Otis Art
Institute,
Post by TomLuth
and attended Loyola Village Elementary School, and Orville Wright Jr. High
before we moved in '68. My favorite dinners were either the mexican combo
plate, or Chop Suey, and a slice of Pizza. Hey, I said I was a kid! I also
loved the used book store, as I could load up on old comic books for a
nickle
Post by TomLuth
each.
I have also done Google searches for Airport Village, with no luck. I'd
love to
Post by TomLuth
see pictures, and see how close they were to what I remember.
Hi Tom, did you look at my little diagram on what my scattered memory
reconstituted??
See my post on Monday, February 02, 2004 6:17 PM.
I wonder what your thoughts are on it? Oh, to keep the diagram from word
wrapping into oblivion, if you could remove the >'s from the diagram in
your reply, that would help. Thx
Larry
The diagram is right on when I was in Jr. High "Marina Del Rey" My best friend Randy and I spent many days hanging out at airport village and my first ever real job was at the pilot Liquor Store on Centinella and Mesmer just blocks away there was also an area where they had auctions and a pinball machine area. I have many found memories of that place it was one of the first the truant officer (for real) would look for us
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2017-01-25 01:21:52 UTC
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Post by Bob Barnett
Post by Larry B
Post by Bob Barnett
Post by Larbo
Who remember's Airport Village in Culver City c.1960?? Had some great
eats at the time including Hamburger Handout, the very first Sizzler
and the original Tito's Tacos.
Any stories or images to share of Airport Village?
Thanks, Larry B
(I couldn't find a better NG to put this in....CC doesn't have one
anymore)
Centinela and Sepulveda-where I discovered Mexican food after moving
from NYC. The place with the fried shrimp was my favorite. It was like
12 giants for $3.
Ah, but do you remember the names of the restaurants, the layout of Airport
Village or have any pics?
I remember that Hamburger Handout was right there at the entrance facing
Centinela, there was a large group of businesses down in the middle of the
property and Sizzler was way on the other (north) end facing Centinela, as
well. I remember the parking areas being dirt or gravel, not paved. Must
have been kind of muddy when it rained. The business area in the middle was
also lower in elevation than the entrance on Centinela.
The layout........hell the place was a dump.
There was a Chinese, Seafood, Pizza, Titos, and a couple more stretched
out in a cheesy wood building from WW2.
I think the parking area was covered with gravel.
We ate there at least 2-3 times weekly.
I can't believe we actually liked Sizzler then.
Now-does anyone remember TOPS at Lincoln and Pico, where Tommy's is now?.
We'd stop there at 3 a.m., pig out, and drive PCH to Rincon
Tacos 6 for $1, open 24-7
There is no longer a Tommy's at Lincoln and Pico
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2017-03-08 21:29:28 UTC
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I doñt think Tito's was in airport village. It was Chico's where yougot the enchilada taco and refried beans plate for 79 cents.
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2017-06-14 05:35:00 UTC
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Post by Larbo
Who remember's Airport Village in Culver City c.1960?? Had some great
eats at the time including Hamburger Handout, the very first Sizzler
and the original Tito's Tacos.
Any stories or images to share of Airport Village?
Thanks, Larry B
(I couldn't find a better NG to put this in....CC doesn't have one
anymore)
I remember that place well. My brother used to cook for Sizzler and the shrimp place.
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