La Luna via Potatomato
Sometimes it really does take a village. The Larchmont community has banded together to save La Luna Ristorante, a 15-year-old Italian charmer slated to close on March 31 after lease disputes with the landlord. According to the Save Larchmont Village website, La Luna is just another notch in the old high-rent game taking place in the neighborhood and across the city:
La Luna agreed to a doubling of its rent, but was still ordered to shutter its business in 30 days, by March 31. We have been told that the landlord solicited a $100,000 signing bonus from a new outside lessee. Case, and restaurant doors, closed.Even more distressing to the neighborhood: A Grove developer is in talks to take over a few storefronts on Larchmont. There's a community meeting on March 14 to help save La Luna.
· Save Larchmont Village [Official Website]
· Businesses pinched as commercial rents soar in Southland [LAT]
· La Luna on Larchmont Closing [Chowhound]