LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Los Angeles City Council Tuesday continued to consider whether to grant historical status to the city’s oldest operating Norms diner.

City leaders continued their discussion about the official historical designation for the restaurant at 470 N. La Cienega Boulevard in Beverly Grove until May 20.

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In March, the Cultural Heritage Commission supported an application to make the Norms, which was built in 1956, a city historic-cultural monument.

If approved by the full City Council, officials will have the ability to halt demolition of the building, which has a new owner.

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The diner was designed by Louis Armet and Eldon Davis in the Googie architectural style that distinguishes diners during the mid-century and post-World War II era.

The building features cantilevered roofs, neon signs, an on-display kitchen area and a mix of modern technological with natural materials.

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