No more than seven months in, it seems that overnight the Canon Club restaurant in Beverly Hills has all but disappeared. Google now lists the place as permanently closed, and the restaurant’s OpenTable is no longer taking reservations of any kind.
What’s more, the company has been scrubbing its social media channels completely, beginning with their Instagram account and, last night, their ghosted Facebook page. A tipster first reached out regarding the restaurant, saying that on Saturday night the place was buttoned up tight, with only a dreaded ‘remodeling’ sign up in the door. Late last night, a spokesman for the restaurant confirmed its closure, but had nothing more to say at the moment as to the future of ownership or the restaurant space itself.
The sudden dissolution of Canon Club is particularly stark because of length of time it took to materialize in the first place. The restaurant was first mentioned as an alternative to other glitzy eateries on Canon Drive back in 2014, but didn’t hire an executive chef in Edy Lucas until August of 2015 before opening somewhat quietly this past September.
Of course, Canon Club isn’t the first Beverly Hills restaurant to suffer from a protracted build-out only to falter a few months in. Not far away, the long-gestating Relais de Paris went belly up just three months into their residency inside the seemingly cursed former Carson House (and Porterhouse Bistro) location. Hopefully the folks behind Canon Club can find their way into a new concept soon.