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Mel's Drive In opens in Seal Beach

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Mel's Drive In opens in Seal Beach

Joani Macaroni | Dec 14, 2007 07:35 PM

After many delays, Mel's Drive In opened Wednesday in Seal Beach on Los Alamitos Blvd. This is good news for those of us who didn't want to see the last Parasol Restaurant (and its classic Googie style architecture) get torn down - well, a partial victory anyway. A lot of changes were made and the Parasol lights have been replaced, but the circular arrangement of the diner has been maintained. It's not, however, a drive-in with car hop service, just walk-in (as it always was). I hope it does well and maintains its charm for families as the Parasol did for many years. Haven't had a chance to get down there yet for fries and a shake, but would love to hear from other chowhounders who have.

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