If you drive on Van Ness you will notice something missing. Mel's Drive-In diner on Van Ness Avenue has closed it's doors....for now. According to Hoodline.com the space is being renovated so it can reopen under a new Mel's concept that includes a full bar.
Public records indicate that permits were pulled on December 12th, 2017 to make interior alterations, including the addition of a "small bar, restroom and finishes." We hope to see it new and improved instead of gone for good.
The diner has a few other locations including a famous spot that was used to film the iconic "American Graffiti movie.