Last month’s Downtown power outage —caused by a big ol’ generator explosion — apparently had wider-ranging effects than first realized. Not only did the blast knock loads of buildings off the grid, it also forced the evacuation of Takami Sushi and Elevate Lounge. But apparently, those two have yet to come back online.
Little did just about anyone know, Takami and Elevate have been struggling to resurface this whole time, thanks to some complicated electricity issues that set the 21st floor eatery and nightlife space back into the Stone Age. Despite it all, it seems that ownership managed to do the near-impossible — keep everyone on staff paid while working through the damage.
It’s a classy move for owner Emil Eyvazoff, whose next big project will also feature some sky-high views: 71Above at the US Bank Tower, which should open with chef Vartan Abgaryan at the helm in several months.
Now both Takami and Elevate are primed for a return at 811 Wilshire, opening back up to the public with regular lunch and dinner hours beginning today. Apparently there are plans for food and drink specials to welcome in the Downtown community again, though no specifics on those for now.