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Clifton's Brookdale, Los Angeles, CA (restaurant)
TikiTacky
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Posted: 2013-06-05 08:41 am   Permalink

So the latest word is that Clifton's is going to incorporate the interior from the Bahooka. Any news on this?

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Unga Bunga
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Posted: 2014-02-10 11:24 am   Permalink

I saw an opening date of March first.
Any news anyone?


 
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tikilongbeach
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Posted: 2014-03-13 08:59 am   Permalink

This lengthy and informative article from Collectors Weekly dated February 13th, 2014 says it will open in some form in 6 months.

http://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/cliftons-brookdale-cafeteria/




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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Posted: 2014-03-13 2:55 pm   Permalink

From the info I got back in the summer it sounds like they are on schedule so far.

 
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TikiTacky
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Posted: 2014-03-13 4:30 pm   Permalink

What a wonderful story and a great piece of history. Thanks for sharing! I'll be very excited to see pics and details once they re-open.
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tikilongbeach
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Posted: 2014-05-27 08:51 am   Permalink

This was posted by LA Downtown News on Tuesday, May 20, 2014. There is nothing on the Clifton's website about an opening date in August.

CLIFTON’S RENOVATION: The restoration of the 1935 Clifton’s Cafeteria, at 648 S. Broadway, is on track for completion by the end of August, said property owner Andrew Meieran. The long-awaited renovation of the four-story building includes several eating and drinking establishments, as well as a new name: Clifton’s Cabinet of Curiosities. The first two floors will be a restored version of the classic cafeteria, serving up comfort food dishes. Other options will include a tiki bar and steakhouse-style eatery on the fourth floor, as well as a butcher, a specialty grocery and a bakery, according to the project’s website. Meieran acquired the building in 2010, but the project has seen both substantial delays and a swelling budget. The developer is now spending about $7.5 million on the renovation. At cliftonscafeteria.com.

www.ladowntownnews.com/development/development-updates-on-downtown-projects/article_dc9d893e-dd46-11e3-9c51-0019bb2963f4.html#user-comment-area
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christiki295
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Posted: 2014-06-01 5:48 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-03-13 08:59, tikilongbeach wrote:
This lengthy and informative article from Collectors Weekly.





What an incredible historical tale.
Missionary background; Integration prior to the Civil Rights era; Taking on the Chandlers and the LA Mayor's office; and assassination attempts.


 
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christiki295
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Posted: 2015-01-27 2:11 pm   Permalink

Over the weekend, workers were seen installing and testing a neon sign above the entrance of the Clifton's Brookdale cafeteria on Broadway. The new neon sign reads "Established 1932" and sits in a row above the doorway where there is room for more signage.

http://www.laobserved.com/archive/2015/01/cliftons_facade_gets_new.php?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+LAObserved+%28LA+Observed%29


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RevBambooBen
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Posted: 2015-01-27 9:03 pm   Permalink

What happened to the Tiki Bar?

Anyone?

Class??


 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2015-01-27 9:31 pm   Permalink

Ben, the sign doesn't mean anything, the inside could still be gutted for all we know.

 
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mike and marie
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Posted: 2015-03-25 5:53 pm   Permalink

Any updates? Have to admit we're really wondering about what has changed on the inside...



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arriano
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Posted: 2015-03-26 1:25 pm   Permalink

Last mention I've seen was this story from last month:

http://la.eater.com/2015/2/4/7978467/cliftons-cafeteria-downtown-revival-opening-signage


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The Below Decks
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Posted: 2015-05-19 3:43 pm   Permalink

This just posted today (5/19/15) on Eater LA:

Welcome to the rumor mill.

While there’s been little if anything in the way of official information coming forth from developer Andrew Meieran’s team regarding the long, long, long-awaited rebirth of Clifton’s Cafeteria, some details are still spilling out, and they point to a few exciting new developments.

According to one source, there’s a lot of work still going on inside the shuttered space, but with everything so far behind schedule (an understatement, to say the least) the team is now trying to focus their efforts on opening just one or two of the multi-level, multi-concept restaurants and bars. The others will have to come later on, when the doors are open and some of that local goodwill has been restored.

Perhaps more importantly, the entrance underneath that glowing new signage could swing open as soon as August (a source says that’s Meieran’s timeline, while others involved are plotting for something mid-fall), and the team is already working on staffing up some of the bigger pieces of their complex concept.

When Clifton’s does open, don’t be surprised if there’s also a non-profit aspect to the whole affair. The old cafeteria used to routinely serve the homeless population downtown who couldn’t afford to eat, and given the many millions being poured into the building now, it makes sense that ownership would want to seem as philanthropic as possible still.

Again, there’s nothing set in stone yet regarding an opening date, and details are still coming together, but if the rumors end up being correct, it could all point to a late-summer opening, which would be a welcome return for one of Los Angeles’ most beloved old restaurants.


 
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chrisandsarahb
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Posted: 2015-05-19 3:50 pm   Permalink

Thank you for sharing this. Its nice to have at least some news, even if its rumor mill. The suspense is killing me!!! AHHHH! Can't wait until the opening!!

 
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christiki295
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Posted: 2015-05-21 11:05 am   Permalink

Hopefully, the Tiki bar will be on the second level - although before the second level was just dining tables.

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