This morning entrepreneur Andrew Meieran (The Edison), Councilmember José Huizar, Robert Clinton, former owner of Clifton’s Cafeteria, and Linda Dishman, Executive Director of the Los Angeles Conservancy met together to announce future plans for Clifton’s Cafeteria now that Meieran has taken the reins. As expected, Meieran revealed plans to restore the iconic building to its original 1930s look and feel, both interior and exterior. Specifics include maintaining historical elements, updating infrastructure, and reviving cafeteria-style food service with the addition of a new menu on the ground floor available both day and night.
Not only will Meieran revamp the ground floor dining, but he also plans to add a lounge plus a second more formal din-in restaurant on the currently unused floor above. Finally, as if that's not enough going on, Meieran will reactivate Clifton’s top-floor commercial bakery and offer fresh baked breads and pastries under the Clifton’s brand. Image, all of this taking place without closing Clifton's, the same way that Clifford Clinton originally converted the building from the Boos Brother’s Cafeteria in 1935. Clearly, an exciting revamp/addition coming to downtown.
·The Edison's Andrew Meiran Snags Clifton's Cafeteria [~ELA~]