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Akbar on Wilshire Has Closed...

a_and_w Apr 7, 2008 03:50 PM

Not that I'm wildly surprised, but I'm always sad to see a restaurant close on that underserved stretch of Wilshire.

  1. a_and_w May 12, 2008 07:58 AM

    This just gets curiouser and curiouser...

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      Mr. Spike May 8, 2008 03:27 PM

      Signs posted at that Wilshire location say that Akbar is reopening soon. Anybody know what the story is?

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        Adsvino May 8, 2008 05:22 PM

        Sold to sushi spot...

        1. re: Mr. Spike
          Moose May 8, 2008 05:45 PM

          I spoke with the manager at the Marina location yesterday - he says they will be reopening in June after they remodel.

          Apparently the rumors of being sold are untrue.

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            carter May 9, 2008 10:55 AM

            Here is the ABC posting notice regarding the new buyers. Now if the deal fell apart, no one has advised ABC, or at least ABC has not gotten around to canceling things:
            http://www.abc.ca.gov/datport/LQSDATA...

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              Adsvino May 9, 2008 12:15 PM

              You were misinformed--I know all the owners.

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                Mr. Spike May 11, 2008 11:44 PM

                Adsvino, if you are certain the place has been sold to a sushi spot, any thoughts on why whoever is running the place has posted "Akbar Re-opening" signs?

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                  Adsvino May 12, 2008 10:15 AM

                  Well, I haven't spoken to the owner in a few weeks. Perhaps the ABC transfer Carter posted didn't go through (it IS santa monica) and the deal fell apart, leaving Akbar to re-open? Just a guess.

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                    silverlakebodhisattva May 12, 2008 11:49 AM

                    Per Avi, over the weekend, sale fell through, so he's re-modelling and re-opening...

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            carter Apr 8, 2008 12:25 PM

            Akbar is still open in Marina Del Rey and Pasadena.
            Don't cry too much for Akbar. The price paid by the new place to be called Ma Me restaurant was significant.

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              mollyomormon Apr 8, 2008 01:48 PM

              Any insights into what kind of cusine the new place will serve?

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                Foodandwine Apr 8, 2008 06:33 PM

                Hermosa Beach too.. Avi is my friend.. Was sold not closed..

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                losfelizhound Apr 7, 2008 09:33 PM

                All I can say is better late than never :)

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