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Clifton's Cafeteria Is Staffing Up Big Time Downtown

And they're moving in the furniture, too.

Outside Clifton's Cafeteria, Downtown
Outside Clifton's Cafeteria, Downtown
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Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

After recently pulling in some top-shelf names (including chef Jason Fullilove) it seems that Clifton’s Cafeteria is now ready to take on lots more worker bees to help run the hive. Various postings across the interwebs indicate that a Downtown arrival for the long, long-awaited Clifton’s redo is almost upon us, with a big ol' job fair slated for the weekend.

Chris Amirault, formerly of Harlowe, Eveleigh, and Melrose Umbrella Co., is taking over some managing duties at the upcoming Clifton’s, and put out a notice — also replicated on Craiglist — asking for everyone from line and prep cooks to servers, bussers, bartenders, and security personnel. It’s a big ask, which shows you how close Clifton’s must be to coming back to life.

Even more intriguing is the arrival of furniture at the site, which has so far remained mostly dark — minus that neon light, of course. Well, there’s lots of activity these days, even if those big black walls out front prevent anyone from getting a good look inside.

Want a chance to work at one of Los Angeles’ most iconic restaurant, in all its redone glory? Show up next week and dress to impress.

Clifton's Republic

648 South Broadway, , CA 90014 (213) 627-1673 Visit Website