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Clifton's To Retain Current Staff, Add 100 More Jobs for Former Homeless

By David Markland
Published: Monday, September 20, 2010, at 07:42PM
Clifton's Cafeteria Eric Richardson [Flickr]

Clifton's Brookdale opened in 1935 at 648 S. Broadway.

Clifton's Cafeteria may be changing hands, but new owner Andrew Meieran intends to keep the historic eatery's current staff of 65 in place while adding 100 new jobs and partnering with the Midnight Mission on a program to place formerly homeless workers.

Meieran will join Councilman Jose Huizar and long-time cafeteria owner Robert Clinton at a press conference on Tuesday morning to announce more details about his plans for the restaurant, which opened in 1935 and was once part of a chain of Clifton's throughout Los Angeles.

According to a release sent out on Monday afternoon, cafeteria-style serving will stay on the Clifton's ground floor, with a sit-down restaurant and bar being added upstairs. Interior and exterior renovation projects will also be announced on Tuesday.

The press event begins at 9am at Clifton's Cafeteria, 648 S. Broadway.

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