As the Public School gastropub concept continues to expand, they’re also beginning to tighten up their brand overall. With that comes a change for downtown’s current Public School 612, which is going under the knife to not only expand into a full service dinner experience, but also switching names to stick with the overall theme.
First up is the expansion. PS 612 is headed for a takeover of the attached Daily Grill space, blossoming out from the full bar and snacks feel that it’s had until now. Though the chain couldn’t manage to avoid the PS takeover, don’t fret: there are plenty of other Daily Grills around town still (including their sister spot The Grill on the Alley, for all you power players). Downtown's Daily Grill will go dark on March 29.
Now onto the name swap. As with PS 310 in Culver City and the new PS 818 in Sherman Oaks, names within the restaurant group are defined by their area codes. Downtown’s PS 612, however, is a reference to the street address (612 S. Flower), and so once the latest expansion is complete, they’ll be rebranding as PS 213.
With the recent PS 818 unveiling, the Public School brand is now four restaurants strong across Los Angeles, with another two in Texas (one is under construction) and a planned advancement into Las Vegas.