The redesigned Ralph’s on Hazeltine debuted last month, cool, bright and modernist. Gone is the asphalt parking lot, banished from view below stairs. The front doors are pushed right up the sidewalk, the better to scoop up the foot traffic in a manner befitting….West Hollywood. Will it? The jury is still out. Despite a take-out cafe and on-site Starbucks and a cluster of shaded tables and benches out front which all but announce: hang out here, oh ye walkers of the neighborhood, oh ye cool people of Sherman Oaks, no one appeared to be taking the store up on its offer. Begging the question, do the yentas walk in Sherman Oaks? Do the grandkids? Does anyone? Is it that kind of neighborhood?
Andy Hurvitz at the HereinVanNuys blog has more: Ralph’s Sherman Oaks.