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Owner of LA's Rock Store biker hangout dies - George Clooney mention

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Owner of LA's Rock Store biker hangout dies - George Clooney mention

Post by Katiedot on Fri Apr 13 2012, 12:40

Looks like George's weekend dining plans may have to change. Sad.

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Owner of LA's Rock Store biker hangout dies

The Associated Press

April 12, 2012 2

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif.—The owner of Southern California's popular Rock Store biker hangout, a Mulholland Highway destination for celebrity motorcycle riders like Steve McQueen and Jay Leno, has died at 86.

Ed Savko died on died April 2 of congestive heart failure at Los Robles Hospital's Transitional Care Center in Thousand Oaks.

Savko bought the small grocery store in 1961.

Daughter Sandra Clark tells the Los Angeles Times ( [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] that the Savko family credits McQueen with putting the Rock Store on the map.

Leno, Eddie Van Halen, Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Clooney and Matt LeBlanc also rode bikes over twisting Santa Monica Mountains roads to the Rock Store for a bite to eat in what became a weekend ritual for motorcyclists.

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Post by it's me on Fri Apr 13 2012, 12:49

sad for him and his family
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Post by playfuldeb on Sat Apr 14 2012, 10:37

Several of my computer clients go to the Rock Store on a regular basis. I hope they keep it going.

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Ed must have been a "hell of a guy" to bring in crowds like this:

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Post by it's me on Sat Apr 14 2012, 13:14

WOW!!!!!

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