Two restaurants are looking for new homes this month. On Friday afternoon, Lori Midson broke the news that Robert Thompson will be opening Le Grand Bistro & Oyster Bar in the current home of Baur's Ristorante; owner Jimmy Lambatos will close Baur's at the end of the month, and is already looking for a new home for that restaurant.
Earlier in the day, Mison shared an even bigger shocker: Squeaky Bean will be leaving its location at 3301 Tejon Street after the close of service next Sunday, June 12. The owners will be putting a new concept, Occidental, in that space, and hope to reopen Squeaky Bean at another address -- ideally, one with a much larger kitchen than the tiny space it has now.
Already, people are lamenting the Bean's imminent closure -- and urging the owners to consider relocating to their neighborhoods:
There are several great spaces here in 5Points/Welton! You could be the a true pioneer in our neighborhood. Think about it please...
Please bring the Bean to Baker!
In the meantime, there's this from Nic:
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Going to miss you while you're gone Bean--we had some good times and I hope you reappear sometime soon! LOVE the food--it will be missed.
Where should the Bean go? Have an idea for Baur's, too? Post them below.