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$40 Million Music Center Plaza Renovation Includes New Restaurants, Wine Bar, and Cafe

The biggest upgrade for the plaza since 1964

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Mona Holmes is a reporter for Eater Los Angeles and a regular contributor to KCRW radio. She has covered restaurants, dining, and food culture since 2016. In 2022, the James Beard Foundation nominated her for a Jonathan Gold Local Voice Award.

The plaza between the Mark Taper Forum and Dorothy Chandler Pavilion is about to get a makeover. On Tuesday, the LA County Board of Supervisors approved a $40 million renovation with a number of upgrades, including a new and improved dining area.

The Los Angeles Times first reported on the renovations, which includes a $10 million contribution from the Music Center. There will be an assortment of new dining options on the way in, including a new restaurant, wine bar, and cafe all operated by Patina.

The facelift is long overdue, as the plaza looks just as it did in 1964. And many of the aforementioned Patina restaurants have been in place for at least a decade. But the neighborhood moved forward in recent years, with the additions of Grand Park, The Broad, and Walt Disney Concert Hall. The new design seeks to establish a town square between the two historic buildings, and make the plaza more accessible to foot traffic. The project is moving quickly, and ground breaks in January.

Update: An earlier version of this article stated the renovations would total $30 million. Also, Kendall’s brasserie and C+M won’t be departing the center.

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