EAGLE ROCK, LOS ANGELES (KABC) --Owners of a 1950s-style diner in Eagle Rock are hoping for some help as they try to restore a piece of local history. The sign for the retro restaurant Cindy's is in desperate need of repair, but the cost is high.
Paul Rosenbluh and his wife spent months restoring Cindy's restaurant. They now serve breakfast and lunch to longtime patrons.
While the restaurant sign is open, the open sign out front is dead. Gaping, rusty holes are seen on the iconic sign.
"It's just such an iconic part of Eagle Rock. It's been here for so long. It's such a beautiful piece of architecture, that we'd be foolish not to try to save it," Rosenbluh said.
The sign needs electrical work, the lead paint would need to be stripped and the lettering needs to be re-done.
"The price tag just kept going up and up and up," Rosenbluh said.
So he has turned to the independent fundraising site Kickstarter, hoping other architecture fans and Eagle Rock supporters will help save Cindy's sign. The goal is to raise $16,000.
Right now, the campaign is almost halfway there. Rosenbluh is worried that time is running out. The donations are the difference between back to the future -- or back to the starting block.
To donate, visit https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cindys/save-cindys-eagle-rock-sign.