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Royal Clayton's Pub Relocating to Spring Arcade Building

Former Arts District Bar Has Deal for Historic Core Space

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Posted: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 3:08 pm

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - Royal Clayton's, a British-themed pub which closed in 2010 after four years of serving pints and fish and chips in the Arts District, reached a deal today to reopen in the Spring Arcade Building at Sixth and Spring streets.

The watering hole and restaurant will occupy a space on the Spring Street side of the Spring Arcade, replacing an electronics store that is on a month-to-month lease, said Greg Martin, vice president of landowner Downtown Management.

"The neighborhood is changing and we're responding to those changes, but at the same time, there is the traditional marketplace that we have to be sensitive to," Martin said.

The Royal Clayton's deal comes as convenience store Famima continues construction of its recently leased space on the Broadway side of the Spring Arcade. The shop is a few months from opening, Martin said.

The timeline for Royal Clayton's opening is uncertain, but co-owner Tony Gower said the company is shooting to open by the end of the year. The project will have an advantage in the permitting process, as Gower co-owns Royal Clayton's with his wife, land-use entitlement consultant Elizabeth Peterson-Gower.

Gower said the plan is to essentially replicate the Royal Clayton's concept. One new addition, however, could be outdoor seating, if the city permits the use.

"We'd love to have outdoor seating," Gower said.


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  • William Crandell posted at 6:59 pm on Fri, Feb 24, 2012.

    Juanito Crandello Posts: 7

    How 'bout a shop called 'Git Your Goat' ??? It'd be the only place in L.A. where one could choose from among fifty eight brands of goat cheese, forty six varieties of goat yogurt, goat brisket Monterey, goat ribs San Marino and goat steak Tujunga. That'd be if they were to fatten those crusty critters sufficiently. Throw in some goat jerky too.

  • Roderick Gaerlan posted at 10:59 am on Wed, Jan 25, 2012.

    rgaerlan Posts: 1

    I hope this happens sooner than at the end of the year!

  • alossix posted at 4:09 pm on Wed, Jan 18, 2012.

    alossix Posts: 48

    Would love to see this building become a specialty food arcade, like DTLA's version of the Ferry Building, but with an LA flavor and nice mix of price ranges.