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A Charming New Southern Restaurant Drops a Big Sign on West Third Street

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The Shelby has nabbed a big-name chef for its upcoming opening

There’s some noticeable new signage sitting over busy West Third Street these days, as the former Sushi Roku space officially gets a new name: The Shelby.

The big, dark nameplate sits high above the western reaches of one of LA’s busiest restaurant rows, right around the corner from the Beverly Center and it’s many multi-floor dining options. Inside, new owner Chad England is working up plans for a Southern dining destination, complete with room for the late night drinking crowds.

To help bring the vision to life, England has brought on chef Sascha Lyon, a journeyman chef who has been breaking out across LA of late, first at Commerson on La Brea and, more recently, at the Employees Only cocktail bar in West Hollywood. He’ll be working a small menu of mostly Southern classics, while Josh Goldman and the Soigné Group man the cocktail battle stations.

With signage up now, it seems an opening for The Shelby is coming sooner rather than later, though reps say there’s no official date in place just yet. Meanwhile, West Third Street continues to churn with places both old and new, from the recent Inko Nito and Bacari to the upcoming Slab barbecue, likely to open next month.

The Shelby. 8445 W. Third St., Los Angeles, CA.

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