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Union Station’s Upcoming Art Deco Dinner Restaurant Lands an Old School Name

Here comes The Streamliner and Imperial Western Beer Company

Union Station Streamliner
Signage at Union Station
Farley Elliott
Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

Serial Los Angeles hospitality leader Cedd Moses is gearing up for the fall reveal of his big new Art Deco restaurant and bar project at Union Station. Now, thanks to some nifty signage hung up over the weekend, the anticipated project(s) have a name.

First up is Imperial Western Beer Company, a standalone brewery and restaurant destination with noted chef David Lentz of Hungry Cat running the food side of the show. There will be smoked meat as well as seafood on offer (think a raw bar and plenty of oysters) from inside the throwback space, which is keeping many original Art Deco details. But first and foremost this will be a craft beer destination, with an on-site brewing system and even sour beers available.

The second side of the whole shebang is The Streamliner, an old school name (with associated signage, shown below) for the project’s attached cocktail bar, to be run by Eric Alperin, Max Seaman, and Mikki Kristola of The Varnish. Look for snackier, simple stuff for those on the go, with cocktails that hover in the $10 range. Both The Streamliner and Imperial Western are coming along nicely, with an expected opening sometime in the fall.

Signage for The Streamliner
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Once they’re up and running expect the pair to anchor the dining options at the city’s biggest transit hub for years to come, as Moses’s 213 Hospitality company is still just a few short years into a long 20-year lease on the former Harvey House space.

The Streamliner / Imperial Western Beer Company. 800 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA.

Correction: September 16, 2:51 p.m. An earlier version of this story swapped the restaurant formats and the names listed on the signs.