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    Kitchen24 West Hollywood is Closing Abruptly After 11 Years

    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.

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    Paulo Murillo is Editor in Chief and Publisher of WEHO TIMES. He brings over 20 years of experience as a columnist, reporter, and photo journalist. Murillo began his professional writing career as the author of “Love Ya, Mean It,” an irreverent and sometimes controversial West Hollywood lifestyle column for FAB! newspaper. His work has appeared in numerous print and online publications, which include the “Hot Topic” column in Frontiers magazine, where he covered breaking news and local events in West Hollywood. He can be reached at [email protected]

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    Jai
    Jai
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    6 months ago

    There was an eviction / legal notice I saw on the window / door when I went on Saturday. And one of the waiters confirmed this was abrupt and unplanned when I said to him on Sunday morning, “I’ll see you next weekend” – to which he explained what he had just learned the day before from the eviction / legal notice.

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    The Fly
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    6 months ago

    Nobody can afford WeHo anymore. For example, did you see the rates for John Reed?

    They are out pricing businesses and customers.

    Kevin
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    6 months ago

    Prices had little nothing to do with the lack of customers at K24 and word is John Reed has exceeded their sales goals. That all being said, WEHO and Los Angles are very expensive places to live for sure.

    KoWeho
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    6 months ago

    “abrupt” closing is a bit over the top as a headline. They announced a long time ago they would be closing (they could not agree on new lease terms), so closing within a week of the lease ending is not odd. They most likely ran through their food and did not want to order more, and the staff had moved on. That all being said, Kitchen 24 has been a shadow of its former self for the last couple of years, I hope that after a deep clean, a new restaurant opens up with a better vibe, more energy, and… Read more »

    Jai
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    6 months ago

    There was an eviction / legal notice I saw on the window / door when I went on Saturday. And one of the waiters confirmed this was abrupt and unplanned when I said to him on Sunday morning, “I’ll see you next weekend” – to which he explained what he had just learned the day before from the eviction / legal notice.

    Last edited 6 months ago by Jai
    Observer
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    6 months ago

    If you read the notice correctly it was an outdated by 2 years.

    Jai
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    Reply to  Observer
    6 months ago

    I did read it, it was current and was not there the week before which is why we all noticed it.

    angry gay pope
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    6 months ago

    What caused the lack of traffic? High restaurant prices? crime fears?

    Jonathan
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    6 months ago

    Yes, high prices due to Bidenomics and increases in crime and homelessness in West Hollywood due to the city and mayor not taking proactive measures to resolve the issue.

    Bighotrod
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    Reply to  Jonathan
    6 months ago

    High prices due to Bidenomics? Nice try, but their prices didn’t suddenly rise with inflation. They were already over priced for what you got. It’s far more likely that they never fully recovered from the pandemic and lockdown, which was a result of Trump’s catastrophic choices.

    KoWeho
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    6 months ago

    Their food and the overall vibe that last couple of years. Thousands of residents surround K24 and it was a must-stop for the valley crowd coming to Weho. They just went downhill, so people stopped going. After a deep clean, a new place should do very well if it has an updated menu and a lot more energy.

    Enough!
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    6 months ago

    Sad to lose yet another business in our city.

    KoWeho
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    6 months ago

    It won’t be closed long, so look for a new, much better place soon.

    Jim Nasium
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    6 months ago

    The closing of The Big Gay Starbucks on this corner last year was more impactful than many will admit.

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