Highland Park just keeps getting hotter, with confirmed news today that HomeState in Los Feliz would be setting up a second outlet right on Figueroa. The beloved breakfast taco option should be ready to debut later this year.
HomeState will move into a portion of the Swap Mall building on Figueroa, between Avenue 56 and Avenue 57. That puts them just steps from newcomers like the absolutely stunning Highland Park Bowl, and adjacent from the recently installed ETA cocktail bar. The exterior of the building is actually historically preserved, so HomeState owner Briana Valdez will be looking to keep the comfortable facade while embedding her restaurant inside the building.
A true indoor-outdoor destination, complete with beer and wine
HomeState will also be taking over that stretch of alleyway right outside, installing some string lights and tables in order to make the place a true indoor-outdoor destination, complete with beer and wine and later hours than the Los Feliz original.
The expansion means that Amigos Liquor will be moving further into the same building, as the landlord there is keen to keep the local business up and running. To that end, Valdez herself as made sure to work with the landlord and the neighborhood council in Highland Park to confirm that HomeState is able to bring something viable to the community. In talks with neighbors about what the rapidly changing area still needs to rely on, the biggest response seemed to be affordable all day food — which HomeState certainly brings to the table.
[photo: Sierra Prescott]
"When we considered where to go next, our space is currently so sweet and small (900 square feet), we knew it had to be in a part of the city with a strong sense of community," says Valdez. "Somewhere where locals could walk, grab a coffee, a quick breakfast, meet a friend or have a meeting."
The renovation of HomeState Highland Park will take some time, as all involved look to bring the building back to its original feel, with design and decor elements that reflect the original era of the space. Expect, if all goes well, to be dining on breakfast tacos along Figueroa by the end of the 2016.
HomeState Highland Park
5611 N. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA