If a proposed Whole Foods Market and apartment complex in Burbank are built, local karaoke institution Dimples may be taking its show on the road.
Amanda Landry, the city planner assigned to the project, said that the “Talaria at Burbank” project, which includes 241 apartments as well as a Whole Foods market, would take up the entire 3.8-acre site, including 3413 Olive Ave., the location of Dimples.
If the project gets the green light, Dimples will be demolished.
Landry said the developer, the Cusumano Group, already owns all of the properties on the site.
Dimples owner Sal Ferraro said Tuesday that even at age 83, with 49 years of experience in the bar business in Burbank, he’s not ready to stop the music.
“I’m looking. I’d like to find another bar in the area,” he said.
Ferraro, who named his bar after a Shirley Temple movie, said he’s baffled at the thought of being replaced by a grocery store.