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Tiny 7th Street Retail Space Lands BBQ King

By Eric Richardson
Published: Monday, August 11, 2008, at 04:57PM
BBQ King Eric Richardson [Flickr]

The Original Texas BBQ King was displaced from the corner of Sunset and Figueroa recently for construction of another Orsini development, but Downtowners looking for their BBQ fix are about to be back in luck.

BBQ King has moved to 53rd and Vermont, but the restaurant's prepping to open a tiny take-out space on 7th street, between Olive and Grand.

The space, perhaps barely eight feet wide and easy to miss from the street, has bounced between different retail concepts and still features a sign from its last life selling juice. It's understandably hard to figure out what works in a spot that only might tip 100 square feet.

Takeout southern-style BBQ seems like a use that just might find enough traction to make a go of it.

BBQ King / 525 W. 7th / 213-627-7555 / Opened August 13th.

Update (8/13): Raul reports in the comments that BBQ King opened up today.


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