01 September 2005

Are You Ready for Googie?

A Frisch's of the Future is coming to Lebanon. The new restaurant will basically go retro, or in its case, remain the same. It will re-emphasize the Big Boy icon and design itself in what I'm guessing is a kind of diner look:

The new building incorporates elements of Googie architecture, a style that thrived along America’s roadsides in the 1950s and ‘60s. Googie architecture originated in Southern California and demanded motorists’ attention with bright colors, bold angles and pop-culture imagery.

That sounds like half an excuse to visit Lebanon. It won't open for a year, so there's plenty of time to find the other half. The Golden Lamb is not the other half.


Archtopus said...

That's hardly a reason to visit Lebanon. Such a Big Boy already exists on Central Parkway between Cincinnati State and the Hopple St exit from 75.

WestEnder said...

I've driven by it many times, but I never looked closely because I was busy talking on my phone. I mean driving.

Is it really a Googie Frisch's? I'll go check it out right now since I'm hungry. A friend told me Frisch's still has liver & onions on the menu.

I think I'll stick to the Big Boy platter myself. And thanks for saving me the trip to Lebanon.