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1) Hollywood: Bar Delux lasted just about a year, and now Adolfo Suaya (BoHo) has sold it to a buyer from London for about $750,000. The new owner, Alex Levin, plans to keep the nightspot until around February 2010, then remodel it into a new restaurant/lounge. Of course. In the meantime, Suaya will focus his energy on finally opening Osaka. [EaterWire]

2) Downtown: After over 10 years of business, Pacific Grille located on the ground floor of the Figueroa at Wilshire building is calling it quits as of December 22. Owner Aileen Watanabe cites the poor economy as a partial reason for the shutter. [LADTN]

3) Woodland Hills: Yet another Pomodoro goes down the drain. In October a Valley location shuttered to be replaced by a Panini Cafe franchise, now this Victory Blvd eatery encounters the same fate. According to a Pomodoro GM, the chain expanded rapidly since 1994 and "made several poor choices for locations along the way." Thus, the under performing stores needed to be cut (though apparently this particular location wasn't a money-loser). Anyway, the restaurant will remain open until December 13. [HoW]

4) Downtown: From a tipster, "I may have missed you reporting it but it looks like the restaurant onslaught at L.A. Live has taken it’s first victim. Walking by Liberty Grill a block from Staples Center / L.A. Live in Downtown Los Angeles this past Friday I noticed a sign on the door informing customers that Liberty Grill is closed for an “extensive remodel”; no reopening date was listed." [Eater Inbox]

Bar Delux

1624 North Cahuenga Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90028

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