Sometimes, for reasons I don’t immediately understand, the amount of interest in a story of mine catches me by surprise. This is exactly the case here. Ever since I told you about the impending arrival of the iconic sign that inspired Ed Ruscha to the corner of Imperial and Crenshaw, a great many of you have been asking for updates. Well, today is the day you’ve been waiting for: Popular SoCal diner Norms opened today (November 21) in Crenshaw Imperial Plaza to long lines of excited fans. You’re welcome.
For those who need more evidence that Santa Monica is quickly changing comes news that long-time anchor on the corner of Lincoln and Colorado, Norm’s restaurant is now closed to make way for a new development. Sadly the iconic sign has already been pulled down. Those craving steak and eggs can locate any one of their other branches here.