J Restaurant and Lounge

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - After more than five years in business, J Restaurant and Lounge, the South Park venue known for its ample 10,000 square-foot patio, is closing its doors.

A Feb. 23 post on the venue’s Facebook page announced the closure but gave no reason why the lounge at 1119 S. Olive St. was shutting its doors. A call to restaurant officials was not immediately returned.

 “It is with deep gratitude that we inform you after over 5 inspiring years of business, we are closing our doors,” the Facebook posting read. The message was also posted on their Twitter page.

The 25,000 square-foot restaurant and lounge opened in September 2006 in the former site of the Little J's restaurant, a famed celebrity hangout for three decades before closing in 2004. J Restaurant and Lounge retained the J in honor of historic hangout.


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