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La Fonda restaurant closing Oct. 28

Postby nichols » Tue Oct 16, 2007 10:26 am

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Home of mariachi gives up
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La Fonda de Los Camperos has been fighting eviction from its historic building at Wilshire and Carondelet, but the restaurant and its world-famous Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano are admitting defeat. After 38 years, the troupe will perform its final Wilshire show on Oct. 28.
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Postby Nathan » Tue Oct 16, 2007 10:57 am

If you haven't gone, go. What's important about La Fonda is that it opened in 1969 and inside it still emanates 1969, that ever heart-quopping design year.

From http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/la ... s-calendar -- The exposed brick columns, wrought-iron railings and arched windows lend an air of Old Mexico, but the design feels dated. Damn straight!

This is also an instructive article because it discusses how as the neighborhood began to gentrify, the new owners decided to hit La Fonda with back rent of 125k.

Ironic, since La Fonda stuck with the neighborhood for 30+ years when no one else would.

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Postby nichols » Tue Oct 30, 2007 12:47 pm

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Taps sound for mariachi mecca
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The MacArthur Park landmark La Fonda de Los Camperos is closing. Oct. 28 is the last show.

By Agustin Gurza
Los Angeles Times Staff Writer

October 13 2007

In almost 40 years at the same Wilshire Boulevard location, La Fonda de Los Camperos has been buffeted by social forces that would have sunk other businesses. Almost every decade, it seems, some catastrophe scared away customers from the Mexican restaurant, home to the concert-class Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano.

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Postby nichols » Tue Nov 06, 2007 6:00 pm

Is the restaurant re-opening in the old La Hacienda Real space below the Eastern Columbia building? Listen in at KPCC

Mariachis on the Move

Natividad Cano, better known as Nati, closed his restaurant La Fonda on Wilshire Boulevard last weekend. They'd been at the same location for nearly four decades. KPCC's Patricia Nazario caught their final moment
For the broadcast of November 03, 2007

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Postby Lynxwiler » Wed Nov 07, 2007 5:18 pm

Did somebody say Hacienda Real?

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Sadly, there's nothing left of the old space as the entire restaurant was gutted to shore up the Eastern building above. Still, I think it would make a great venue for the renewed La Fonda.

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Postby nichols » Wed Feb 13, 2008 11:21 am

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renovated la fonda on wilshire reopens february 14
by angelenic blogteam on February 5, 2008

After La Fonda on Wilshire closed last year near MacArthur Park, many disappointed fans bemoaned the loss of the 40-year Mexican institution...

http://www.angelenic.com/renovated-la-f ... bruary-14/


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