Question of the Day

Hi John.
I’m hoping for some reinforcement on a trivia question that was started by my brother. He asked what restaurant was in the [La Cumbre Plaza] space where Red Robin was before it was Red Robin. The best answer I came up with was it was the Ben Hur Restaurant. I got this from Antonio Gardella’s Rundown of Eateries list. Can you back this up at all?
Thanks,
-Phil

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6 Responses to Question of the Day

  1. Teresa Green says:

    It was Howard Johnson’s before it became Red Robin.

  2. Cindy says:

    It was Howard Johnson’s when we moved here in 1978. Can’t remember when it closed!

  3. Ted says:

    Howard Johnson’s!

  4. Hefe says:

    I recall HoJo’s was on the east side of the plaza? Could be wrong

  5. Rick H says:

    Marmalade cafe was there for a period of time and as was Island fine burgers,

  6. Paul H says:

    It was a HoJo’s, where my Grandpa worked as a cook, in the early 70s. I remember going into the cocktail lounge and drinking a Shirley Temple when we would stop in to say hi.