Armet & Davis, 1955
Johnie’s Coffee Shop, a long-beloved restaurant that sits on the corner of Wilshire Blvd at Fairfax, opened in 1955 as Romeo’s Times Square. The coffee shop closed in 2000 after acquisition by the Gold family, owners of the 99 Cents Only chain of stores. Since then it has only been used for filming.
The latest news is that the 99 Cents Only chain was acquired in October by an investment firm.