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Cleo Closes at LA Live Despite Massive Expansion Goals

The Mediterranean restaurant only lasted a year and a half, but opened another spot at West Third Street

Cleo Downtown
Cleo Downtown

The second Los Angeles location of Cleo, sbe’s Mediterranean concept, shuttered at LA Live last week. The expansive eatery that was once The Farm of Beverly Hills opened a year and a half ago in the foot traffic-heavy space.

Just after opening the Downtown location, sbe’s subsidiary Disruptive Restaurant Group announced massive expansion plans for Cleo across the Middle East. Soon thereafter, the third location in LA opened on West Third Street, just a few months before the original Hollywood branch temporarily shut down for a nearly six month overhaul. The Redbury’s Hollywood restaurant was initially expected to re-open in the fall of this year.

Reps for Cleo gave the following statement:

Cleo, the award-winning global brand from sbe and Chef Danny Elmaleh, shuttered its LA Live location on May 15th, 2018. Cleo- lovers in LA can still experience the modern twist on eastern and southern Mediterranean cuisine at the recently opened Cleo Third Street in West Hollywood or its 6 other locations around the world. As the brand continues to evolve and open in major global cities, we have a stronger sense of where the brand thrives. The seasonality and footprint of the LA Live location was not the best fit and we are looking to open in Hollywood by the end of the year.


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