Many have dined at Le Chene over the past 30 years, creating fond memories of Birthdays, First Dates, Weddings, Anniversaries, and Special Occasions.
The building itself has many memories! Here is just a brief time line in the history that is Le Chene….
1917: Original Oaks Garage (wooden building) opened for business
1919: The outdoor snack counter was enclosed (by March, 1919)
1921: Mint Canyon Road became known as US Hwy. 6
1923: Stone building constructed
1957: Castle Oaks (stone building) sold to Cindy Ferrero, who began running it as a roadside diner and bar.
1971: Steven Spielberg shot scenes at the Oaks Cafe for his feature-film, “Duel”.
1972: The 14 Freeway as we know it today was completed (built in stages between 1963 and 1972)
1975: Became Margie’s Truck Stop, a business run by Marjorie Detterich.
1980: Le Chêne French restaurant opened in September. Last ruminants of the dead oak tree removed.
2010: 30th anniversary of the Le Chêne restaurant!
Le Chene is proud to celebrate the 30th anniversary on September 8, 2010. If you have any photos or memories you would like to share, of your times spent at Le Chene, please post!