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Weilands Brewery Goes Underground

By Eric Richardson
Published: Monday, August 14, 2006, at 02:36PM
City National Plaza Eric Richardson [Flickr]

McDonalds' closing sign mentioned City National Plaza and that got me curious, so I walked over there at lunch and took the escalator down to find things looking pretty nice. The best surprise, though, was that the Weilands Brewery Underground is now open. And open until 2am to boot.

I can't help but wonder how in the world this place is going to succeed. I love Weilands in Little Tokyo, but if I hadn't been headed to City National Plaza anyway I would never have known it was now open. They're in a basement with no streetfront signage.

Is Downtown to the point where it can support a late-night venue solely on word of mouth? Their lunch crowd looked reasonable for a new spot, but I'm very curious to go wander down around 10pm one of these nights and see who's there.

Some more photos of City National Plaza's new decor:

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