Urban Noodle Closes, Owner Seeks New Downtown Location

Urban Noodle in the Historic has closed. Restaurant owners are looking for a new location in Downtown. 

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - It’s going to be a long few months for Urban Noodle fans.

The restaurant at 118 W. Fourth St. closed last week after more than two years in business. Arlene Tai, one of the owners, said they are looking for a new spot in the Central City. “We’re definitely going to stay in Downtown,” she said.

She said the closure came because the property owner wants to combine her space with a vacant spot next door to build a new restaurant nearly twice the size of Urban Noodle.

Downtown developer Tom Gilmore owns the Hellman Building where the restaurant was located. He did not return calls for comment.

According to the City Planning Department, Gilmore has submitted paperwork to expand an existing 1,115-square-foot restaurant into a 2,156-square-foot space with a total of 77 seats at 118 W. Fourth St. Tai said she hopes to reopen Urban Noodle by October. 


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