Looks like a shutter for Local Table, the casual Downtown all-day space situated on the corner of 8th and Figueroa. The restaurant was up and serving as of Monday, but per a source is now down for good.
A call to the former Colori Kitchen confirms the permanent closure, with a note on the front door giving passersby the news. Local Table for years worked a medium-casual menu of familiar fare like steak frites, salads, burgers, and pastas, catering mostly to the workaday clientele on that stretch of Figueroa. The arrival last year of Fogo de Chao to the end of the block certainly couldn’t have helped things, though, and with other popular options just around the corner like Faith & Flower, it seems that Local Table just couldn’t find a stable all-day crowd.
It’s an interesting time for that corridor, restaurant-wise. Figat7th has settled in as a decent overall option for a variety of meals, while just up the street the new Miro is aiming for something decidedly more upscale and, soon enough, 71Above will look to redefine the entire Downtown scene. Even nightlife spot Honeycut around the corner from Local Table recently underwent a format change, making the Financial District once again on the rise within Downtown’s dining ecosystem — at least for the moment.