Anybody home?

May 5, 2014 § Leave a comment

Is it a never-licensed restaurant? A private dining club? A television production set?

Silver TakeOn Rowena in Silverlake, just south of Silverlake Blvd. West, sits a storefront restaurant that looks as if it were just about to open. Peer through the front window and you’ll see place settings resting on white tablecloths. The cash register awaits transactions. A mostly empty display case holds a few nonfood items.

And it’s been like this for years.

It’s name is a clever play on the neighborhood’s: Silver Take –as in take-out obviously. “A neighborhood restaurant,” reads the sign.

And yet, it’s never served a single meal that I know of.

Silver Take interior That’s why I wondered if it were created as a recurring location for a television soap opera or sitcom. But no, they’d simply build the set on a sound stage.

Another neighborhood mystery.


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