Iconic Pacific Dining Car Selling Off Furniture, Decor In Massive Online Auction

By CBSLA Staff

September 15, 2020 at 3:18 pm

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – One of the most iconic restaurants in Los Angeles history is selling off nearly all its equipment and furniture in an online auction.

Pacific Dining Car is giving fans a chance to own a piece of the nearly century-old restaurant, which is located in the 1300 block of West 6th Street in Westlake.

Pacific Dining Car, which was started back in 1921 in a remodeled railway train, has been featured in a host of movies including “Training Day” and “Chinatown.”

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The restaurant is auctioning off kitchen equipment, table settings, furniture, paintings and décor.

As of Tuesday, the Pacific Dining Car’s marquee sign was going for just over $1,500. Bidding for the vintage cash register was at $210. The auction closes at 10 p.m. Friday.

A second location opened in Santa Monica in 1990 but was forced to permanently close when the coronavirus pandemic took hold in mid-March. It initially offered takeout and delivery before pivoting to online orders only, according to the restaurant’s website. It’s unclear if the auction is a signal that its owners plan to shut it down completely.