The fate of the landmark Dos Burritos stand on Hollywood Boulevard seemed to hang in the balance as Tom Gilmore's Hollywood Equitable Building on the corner of Hollywood and Vine started undergoing renovations in January.
Dos Burritos is a bright-orange hole-in-the-wall attached to the Gilmore building, which has fed show people and wayward tourists for 50 years.
In recent weeks, "Old is New Again!" and "Watch us Change!" banners have screamed from the building, as Gilmore & Associates begins renovations to attract dot-coms and entertainment companies.
But neighborhood fans can rest easy: It seems no one wants to see the rickety shop close.
Gilmore stands by the little burrito stand that serves up its legendary oversize burrito with two secret-recipe salsas drizzled over it. "I like that burrito stand," he said. "We've got to keep our funk."
Grant Parking actually owns the stand, and Executive Vice President Corky Ullman confirmed it isn't going anywhere. "Nothing will happen to the burrito stand," Ullman said. "It's staying."
This is all good news for the clientele, some of whom are loyal to the point of obsession.
Doug Merriman has been going there for years, ever since he started working as a sound mixer at Capitol Records. "Sometimes the guys at work don't even want to step into this place, it looks so (crummy)," he said. "But once they taste the BBQ pork soft tacos, they're sold."
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