Just as we were reporting the opening of Clark Street bakery on Larchmont yesterday, we learned that another longtime neighborhood favorite baked goods purveyor, La Bakery Café, closed its doors for good yesterday. (Parent company Aspire Bakeries also closed the restaurant’s Downtown Disney location, but at least one report says “franchised La Brea bakery kiosks at JFK Airport in New York and the Reno airport will remain open.”)
The closure was announced yesterday – the same day the restaurant’s doors closed – via a statement posted on the Café’s social media streams. The statement says La Brea Bakery – originally created by local chefs Nancy Silverton and Mark Peel, and a neighborhood institution for more than 30 years – will maintain its popular line of baked goods, but will now supply them solely through grocery stores and other retail channels:
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Meanwhile, there are already several reports that the Earl of Sandwich will take over the La Brea Bakery Café space being vacated at Downtown Disney…but no word yet on what might move into our local outlet’s space at 4th and La Brea.
About Elizabeth Fuller
Elizabeth Fuller was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN but has lived in LA since 1991 - with deep roots in both the Sycamore Square and West Adams Heights-Sugar Hill neighborhoods. She spent 10 years with the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council, volunteers at Wilshire Crest Elementary School, and is the co-owner/publisher of the Buzz.
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