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Clifton's Cafeteria to get new, hip owner; Target may open store in downtown L.A.

September 18, 2010 |  8:25 am

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Clifton's Cafeteria, the downtown L.A. institution, is getting a new owner. Andrew Meieran, who owns the hip The Edison bar, is purchasing the landmark. Blogdowntown says cafeteria fare will continue to be served but that the upper floors will house a tiki room bar.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/.a/6a00d8341c630a53ef01348773b0e9970c-pi"We are exciting about the prospect of being involved in the revitalization of Broadway and the one of the nation's most historic eating establishments," Meieran told Blogdowntown. "We hope to continue Clifton's incredible legacy as the cultural, social and architectural landmark in Los Angeles."

Target coming to downtown? The Los Angeles Downtown Newsis reporting that Target might soon announce plans to open a store in the 7th + Fig shopping center. The paper quotes tenants of the mall as saying that major renovations are on the way.

New Hollywood tower? Meanwhile, Curbed LA has some Hollywood development news involving the historic KTLA property. "Hudson Pacific Properties wants to remake portions of the historic block-long KTLA Studio property along Sunset Boulevard, one of the oldest studio lots in the city," Curbed LA reports. "What the developer is proposing: A 13-story Gensler-designed office tower, a five-story production office building, and seven-story parking structure."

-- Shelby Grad

Photo: Clifton's Cafeteria in downtown L.A. Credit: Los Angeles Times

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