Pasadena Weekly – Glendale’s Shakers transforms into stylish Central Grille

The logo says Central Grille was established in 2016. The earliest Yelp reports (from mid-February this year) indicate otherwise. But no matter, whenever the doors actually opened, Central Grille was primed for diners. The redo of the old Shakers Family Restaurant at the northwest corner of Burchett Street and Central Avenue, after all, is just the latest project for partners David Yost and Randy Hoffman, whose present stable of restaurants includes Canoe House and Shakers in South Pasadena, Diner on Main in Alhambra and Central Park in Pasadena. (more…)


Glendale’s Iconic Shakers Diner Has Closed After 43 Years

Glendale’s longstanding Shakers Family Restaurant is no more, as the nearly 50 year old eatery is being torn away to make room for a new project.

The Glendale News-Press has the scoop on changeover, which has been slowly taking place over the past couple weeks. At 43 years old, owners David Yost and Randy Hoffman decided the restaurant was in need of some serious upgrades in order to keep pace with the rapidly changing culinary scene nearby, and made the tough call to pull the plug. Similarly, Glendale dining icon Billy’s Deli shuttered last June after a 67 year run. (more…)