This building was originally called Nolan's Cafe, which opened just across from the Edina Theater in the late 1930s with a similar building style and signage. It later became known as the Edina Cafeteria, and was remodeled. Some of the original architectural details of the Art Deco style -- curved lines at the entrance and curved glass block windows in the tower -- were obscured. I'd need to do more research to determine when the restaurant closed. The site, 3926 W. 50th Street, is now filled with women's clothing boutiques.
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