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Neal Fraser’s Fritzi Coop Quietly Pulls Out of Arts District

The Traction Avenue location opened in early 2017

Neal Fraser's Fritzi Brings Cheap, Casual Eats to the Arts District This Week
Fritzi Coop in the Arts District
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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.

Veteran chef Neal Fraser shut down Arts District’s Fritzi Coop late last month. A tipster noted the Downtown eatery was no longer open for business, while the location disappeared completely from the company website. The recent shutter leaves LA with one solo outlet inside the Original Farmer’s Market.

In the last few years, Fraser switched things up within the Fritzi brand. Fritzi Dog opened at the Original Farmers Market in 2012, which flipped into Fritzi Coop in 2016. Fraser then changed his rotisserie chicken Fritzi into Fritzi’s Coop in February, 2017.

When Eater reached out to Fraser, his team responded with the following statement:

After a great run of nearly three years, we have closed Fritzi Coop in the Arts District. We are appreciative of our customers who have shown great support during our time at that location. Fans of the restaurant can visit us at our first location in The Original Farmers Market as we are working to secure new spaces for Fritzi Coop in Southern California.

At this point it’s unclear what will go into the former Fritzi Coop space. Arts District Brewing Company, which used to use Fritzi Coop to furnish its menu, is now serving its own food.

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