We’re getting the word out that Kitchen24 is temporarily closed due to supply chain issues, lack of staffing and increasing COVID cases. The West Hollywood restaurant located at 8575 Santa Monica Boulevard joins a growing list of restaurant and bars closing around the holiday season out of precaution to protect their staff and customers.
“We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but we have decided to close for a few days,” reads a statement on the restaurant’s social media platforms. “We’ve already been plagued by supply chain issues, lack of staffing, holiday requests and increasing Covid cases. Please allow us to rest, test and safety celebrate with our families. Standby for information on reopening. We wish you and yours a safe, joyful holiday. Stay Safe. Mask Up. Be Kind. • Your kitchen24 West Hollywood Family.”
The original sister location which originally opened in 2008 on Cahuenga Boulevard in Hollywood, did not survive the lockdown of 2020 and closed on Sunday, September 12 of this year after reopening for three months.
Kitchen24 WeHo breaks down the challenges they have faced during the pandemic in their about page:
“kitchen24’s identity has always been about fulfilling the needs of it’s neighborhood and it’s community.
in 2020, kitchen24 and our entire industry was served up a healthy plate of covid-19. what resulted was a catastrophic impact that devastated our community, our economy, our operations and our staff.
a little over a year later here we are. it’s a whole new world out there and kitchen24 is approaching it just like everyone else. with caution. just like you, we look forward to a greater sense of normalcy and a return to the joys of the past. we are happy to announce both locations will be open and operating once again.
like many other restaurants trying to re-emerge at this time there are a multitude of challenges to overcome in our efforts to return to the past while managing expectations for the future and learning in to find out the new needs of our communities. all this external change reminds us daily that kitchen24 may not be able to be returned to the precise way that things were before. what are those needs today in this post pandemic world? we don’t exactly know yet.
please be patient while we find our way. our menu may be a little shorter. it may be sometime before we can warrant keeping our doors open 24 hours a day. we may not even make it seven days a week from the outset. what we do know is we’re committed to help restore a sense of normalcy and stability to our communities. we know the labor market is tight, our operating costs and reestablishing food supply chains have already proven to be daunting. we do know things will be different. and we know we will be giving our best effort to navigate those challenges to the best possible benefit of our neighborhood and our staff. we intend to persevere!!!”
Most restaurant and bars on the LGBT Rainbow District like Stache WeHo and Revolver Video Bar closed due to the alarming rise in COVID-19’s Omicron variant in the Los Angeles area, however, they will reopen for New Year’s Eve.
For Kitchen24 WeHo updates on when it will reopen, visit their social media platforms: @kitchen24