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Atwater Village Dive Bar Mainstay Club Tee Gee Gets New Owners, and More A.M. Intel

Plus an updated on Travis Lett’s MTN, and a Valley Pakistani hit

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Club Tee Gee
Club Tee Gee

The return of Club Tee Gee

Things are looking up (hopefully) for Club Tee Gee in Atwater Village. The beloved dive bar, which dates to 1946, had been put up for sale months ago after longtime owner Betty Barlotta died, and just about everyone in the drinks business had come calling.

Now LA Weekly reports on a much-rumored acquisition, with the Short Stop team from Echo Park jumping in to take the reins. Apparently the sale won’t be finalized until September 1, but it’s happening. Eater previously reached out to the Short Stop owners about plans for the Club Tee Gee space once they officially take over, but so far hasn’t heard back.

Rise of the MTN

LA Times has an in-depth look at all things MTN, Travis Lett’s new Japanese-inspired izakaya on Abbot Kinney. The project took years to get up and running, but is now turning out everything from pork ramen to house-made yuzu soda.

LA’s new candy emporium

There’s a subtle new candy shop coming to the long stretch of Hyperion between Los Feliz and Silver Lake this Saturday. It’s called Zero’s Unlikely Snacks, and it’s sort of a hip, more modern version of a corner candy story. Soft opening on Saturday at 2217 Hyperion.

Pakistani in the Valley

Roving reporter Jim Thurman touches on some great Pakistani fare out in the Valley for LA Weekly. The restaurant in question is Red Chili Halal in Northridge, and it does everything from nihari, the tender beef dish considered something of a national point of pride, and curry stews, roasted chicken, and plenty of kebabs.

Sweet Lucie’s retires

Looks like the end of the line for Mar Vista ice cream shop Sweet Lucie’s. Though there has been no official activity on the company’s social media channels, Yelp now reports the sweets stop as closed — along with tipsters who have tried to go by themselves.

More Westfield names

The Westfield Century City is growing its restaurant roster, adding a Chick-Fil-A, Biryani’s by Spice Affair, Grom, Panini Cafe, and more. The full list is still being finalized, but projects should begin coming online in the next few months.

Jimmy Buffett fans, rejoice

Valley tiki hotspot Tiki No is throwing a Jimmy Buffett-inspired party on Saturday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., with barbecue cooking outside, lots of drink deals, and of course music from the man himself (though not in person).

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