Competition is getting stiff along Highland in Hollywood, as relative newcomers like Blue Window and the reborn Salt’s Cure battle it out against popular picks like Petit Trois and Mozza. Just up the street, longtime casual lunch and dinner option The Hollywood Corner seems to have caved from all the pressure, quietly shuttering up earlier this year.
For a time it seemed as though the place would only be down for a short while as ownership switcheroo’d the building into a more craft beer-focused called, appropriately enough, Golden Crafts. The former website of Hollywood Corner now redirects to a site for the new concept, and as far back as last December owners were telling customers on Yelp about the ‘remodeling’ that would be going down.
But drive by the restaurant space today, and there’s not much to indicate that Golden Crafts will make their proposed April 25 reopening date. The former Hollywood Corner awnings and signage are still prominently displayed, and there’s lots to be done inside still. What’s more, the company’s Instagram account hasn’t updated in months, and there doesn’t seem to have been any pushes as of yet to let the locals know about the incoming new concept.
That’s not to say Golden Crafts won’t eventually land at the corner address on Highland and Lexington. These things take time, and with the proliferation of craft beer options in the city these days it’s better to take your time with a buildout and reopening than to rush to put something together. Eater reached out to the Golden Crafts team to find out a timeline for their proposed reopening, but so far hasn’t heard back.
Update: A manager for Golden Crafts say the location ultimately proved too costly, and that there are no current plans to open up inside the former Hollywood Corner at this time, unfortunately.