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Clifton's Cafeteria Being Taken Over by The Edison's Andrew Meieran

By blogdowntown Staff
Published: Friday, September 17, 2010, at 12:32PM
Clifton's Cafeteria Scott Beale [Flickr]

Clifton's Cafeteria, a Downtown staple since 1931, has been purchased by Andrew Meieran, owner of The Edison.

"We are exciting about the prospect of being involved in the revitalization of Broadway and the one of the nation's most historic eating establishments," Meieran says. "We hope to continue Clifton's incredible legacy as the cultural, social and architectural landmark in Los Angeles."

According to sources, Meieren will add a speakeasy and tiki bar to the restaurant's upper levels. While Clifton's trademark low cost menu will be maintained, a wider menu will be added.

Clifton's has been owned and operated by the Clinton family for over five generations. Details of their future involvement are still being worked out.

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