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The Nickel Bar Taking Over Former Il Grano in West LA

A fine dining legend makes way for approach pub fare

Former Il Grano, West LA
Former Il Grano, West LA

When Il Grano closed earlier this year it was the end of an era for Sal Marino's classy Italian fine dining establishment.  The longtime white tablecloth restaurant is making way for The Nickel Bar, according to Toddrickallen, who reports that the bar will serve everything from locally-sourced food to New York-style pizza.

The team behind Studio City's The Woodman and Cocina Condesa, the latter of which occupies a brightly colored restaurants right along Ventura Blvd, is producing the new West LA pub. On Craigslist, there are already ads looking for cocktail servers and pizza cooks. According to Toddrickallen, the place will open around August 1, which is a pretty quick turnaround.

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