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Highland Park’s Hidden Liquor Store Deli Goes Down For Extended Overhaul

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Tinfoil Liquor & Grocery is switching things up

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Tinfoil in Highland Park
Wonho Frank Lee

Highland Park’s Tinfoil Liquor & Grocery is set to stop service for an extended period next week, going down for an overhaul that will dramatically transform the Figueroa liquor store with its not-so-secret deli in the back.

Tinfoil first opened in 2016 under the guidance of owner Jeremy Fall, the nightlife impresario turned restaurateur who also runs Nighthawk and the upcoming Easy’s inside the Beverly Center. Now Fall tells Eater that a deal is being finalized with the building’s new owners over the next few weeks to change out the existing space and open up the building to a bigger menu and actual seating inside. It’s a move Fall has wanted to make happen for a while, and the change in management is making it possible.

The result would be a smaller liquor and grocery space up front, no more wall delineating the front of the room and the back, and — most importantly — a full kitchen hood and drains for doing actual cooking with gas stoves, not just induction burners or cold cuts.

The new-look Tinfoil will drop the “liquor and grocery” moniker but keep the signature neon sign over the front door and add both indoor and outdoor seating. There’s no confirmation on the finished menu since that would be months away, but Fall tells Eater that there will also still be some on- and off-site liquor sales, as always. In terms of timing, expect Tinfoil (in its current iteration) to close early next week, with a proposed reopening slated for sometime next spring.

Tinfoil. 5900 N. Figueroa, Los Angeles, CA.

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