HOLLYWOOD: It opened, was supposed to close and become Gaucho Grill, then it stayed Charcoal, and then it finally shuttered all together. And now Spacecraft's Kris Keith tells us that he's redesigning the space for a new more boho-looking, casual restaurant and lounge tentatively titled Circa 19 (we mentioned there was already a Circa 55 in town?). It's supposed to be a vehicle for Andre Guerrero who plans something akin to what Max is now---more bistro, less fancy. As for Keith's design, the bar was moved towards the back, the place will be filled with thrift-store chic, and there will be a large patio out front. Target date: Late March, early February.
The Deal With Charcoal at the Arclight
by Lesley Balla