A source has confirmed that Kitchen 24 is closing at the end of October, right after Halloween. The restaurant, at 8575 Santa Monica Boulevard, known for its casual American comfort food, patio dining, and their popular drag brunch, has been in the city of West Hollywood at the Ramada Plaza for eleven years (they celebrated their 10-year anniversary with their first drag brunch last year).
According to our source, there were a number of factors that lead to the closing of the restaurant, none of which had anything to do with rent disputes over a lease, or the minimum wage increase that seems to be the culprit for several business closures in West Hollywood of late.
The main reason they are exiting WeHo is due to lack of customers, which is the same reason Wrapstar restaurant closed at few doors down, also at the Ramada Plaza, after only being open for four months. Kitchen 24 was not getting enough traffic to sustain the business and their rent lease is up at the end of October, so they are moving on to try something new.
The source told WEHO TIMES that they are approaching the closure in WeHo as a restructuring of their business, rather than them going out of businesses. For over a year the partners have been working on revamping the space at the former Kitchen 24-Hour location in Hollywood, at 1608 N Cahuenga Blvd, which opened in 2008 and closed back in September, 2021.
One of the concepts they are currently considering for the new space is to call it Tribute and use the space and their dishes to pay homage to Hollywood history. Photos show a completely different concept from Kitchen 24 with a bar moved to the front and center.
According to the source, the partners at Kitchen 24 hope their business succeeds in Hollywood and that they are able to do what they did before, which was generate enough business to hopefully return to the City of West Hollywood and open another restaurant, hopefully back at the Ramada Plaza, a space that they love.
Until then, their last hurrah will be West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval, which is on course to make a comeback after being on hiatus for 3 years. No word yet on how they plan to celebrate their final day in West Hollywood.