ECHO PARK — It’s been a challenge this year to keep up with the comings and goings at the neighborhood’s restaurants and bars, and more changes are in the works, with new owners emerging for the shuttered Allumette, an expansion planned for Lot 1 Cafe and the owners of a Glendale Boulevard building seeking a restaurant tenant. Here’s a run down of some of the changes:
- Allumette – the high-concept, high-priced restaurant – closed only a month ago but a new owner has already claimed the Echo Park Avenue space. The state’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Department has received an application to transfer the Allumette liquor license to new owners who plan to operate under the name “The Holloway,” according to online records. More details are coming soon about what the new owners have planned.
- Around the corner on Sunset Boulevard at Laveta Terrace, Lot 1 Cafe is planning to expand into adjacent storefronts and is also seeking to sell a full-line of alcoholic beverages. Since opening during the depths of the recession, Lot 1 has added live musical performances, late hours as well as a weekend brunch. Now, owner Eileen Leslie has requested city permission for the expansion, which includes a larger kitchen, more seating and the ability to serve a full-line of alcoholic beverages (it can currently serve beer and wine).
- Over on Glendale Boulevard next to the KFC, the owners of a brick building north of Montana Street are seeking permission to allow a future tenant to serve a full line of alcoholic drinks as part of a restaurant, according to online city records. The same 2,200-square-foot building is now being marketed for lease on LoopNet, with an asking monthly rent of more than $5,000 a month.