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Stefan's on Montana doneski

gordo26 Jan 7, 2011 09:49 PM

Tried to go today and was welcomed with a for lease sign in the window. Place is still furnished but looks to have been cleared of all supplies except a few bottles of hot sauce

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    New Trial Jan 8, 2011 12:14 AM

    Although a "for lease" sign would tend to contradict it, Eater LA had a blurb the other day that it was just closed for a remodel to make way for wine and beer:


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    1. re: New Trial
      gordo26 Jan 8, 2011 07:45 AM

      I saw that article too but it doesn't make sense to me why you need a full remodel to serve beer and wine. Kind of strange to me. Also, all the extant signage is down too. I am afraid it looks as if it's closed for good. Hope I'm wrong though.

      1. re: gordo26
        Jack Flash Jan 8, 2011 11:29 AM

        Is the phone number still connected?

        There are so many byzantine regulations that come along with selling any kind of alcohol that it is entirely possible that some type of remodeling is necessary for whatever wacky permitting conditions the city has imposed.

        1. re: gordo26
          mnosyne Jan 8, 2011 01:42 PM

          Apparently the rules in Santa Monica now demand that a urinal is available in the men's room if one has a wine and beer license. Huckleberry is in the middle of remedying this same problem. They've had to suspend liquor sales until the urinal is installed.

          1. re: mnosyne
            Jack Flash Jan 8, 2011 04:26 PM

            That's exactly the sort of thing I was talking about.

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