Kitchen24 West Hollywood announced was closing for good on Monday, October 23rd, a week sooner than anticipated, after almost 12 years of serving the WeHo community. The news came as a shock to patrons who thought they had until Halloween weekend to enjoy their favorite WeHo eatery. A reason for their abrupt closure has not yet been disclosed. Sunday was their last day of operations, leaving some customers with gift cards and loyalty points that they thought would be good until the end of October.
“WeHo, Los Angeles and Friends, due to circumstances 99.9% out of our control, kitchen24 West Hollywood will be closing its doors tomorrow October 23rd for good,” reads a post on their social media platforms on Sunday afternoon. “We had hoped to see you all for Halloween weekend, but sadly that will not be the case. Come say Goodbye, have some drinks and make some more memories. Thank you for almost 12 years, your support and patronage and friendship will not soon be forgotten. We Loved being here, thank you for having us! #weho #westhollywood #thankyouweloveyou”
A source confirmed that Kitchen 24 was closing at the end of October, right after Halloween. The restaurant 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, but the main culprit was the result of a lack of customers, which is the same reason Wrapstar restaurant closed at few doors down, which is also located 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 reasons for the immediate closure are not yet known. This article will update when more is revealed.