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Echo Park’s Patra’s Burgers Is Still Open But Puts Building Up for Sale

Plus, a review for Courage Bagels and Dan Modern Chinese goes to LBC

Patra’s Charbroiled Burgers in Echo Park, California
Patra’s Charbroiled Burgers
Loopnet website

Patra’s Burgers on Sunset, Echo Park’s longstanding burger joint on the corner of Sunset and Laveta Terrace, is for sale according to the real estate site Loopnet. The classic Los Angeles diner/restaurant with the Greek name opened in the early 1970s and survived as the neighborhood shifted into its present form.

The building is 67 years old. For now, Patra’s Sunset is still open and cranking out LA favorites like pastrami, quick breakfasts, charbroiled burgers, and breakfast burritos. It’s one of the few remaining old-school spots on Echo Park’s main gentrified strip other than Rodeo Mexican Grill and Happy Tom’s.

In other news:

  • Long Beach — which has its own health department separate from LA County — will also require proof of vaccination at indoor bars, wineries, breweries, and distilleries that do not serve food and joining the city of West Hollywood in a similar move last week, reports the Long Beach Post.
  • The Infatuation LA reviewed Virgil Village’s Courage Bagels, complete with accolades as well as the complex history surrounding the neighborhood and its role in gentrification.
  • The Ceviche Project was burglarized over the weekend. According to the Silver Lake restaurant’s Instagram, the alleged perpetrator is the same person who stole their lockbox a few weeks ago.
  • Dan Modern Chinese is expanding again, this time to Second and PCH in Long Beach writes Brian Addison on Longbeachize. Once open, that will make four Southland locations.
  • The former Bootleg Theater has new owners and purpose as an arts collective called 2220 ARts + Archives, reports the Eastsider.