U Los Angeles Instances studies that the workers of Café Tropical haven’t acquired their last fee after the restaurant closed instantly on December 1st. The brand new report additionally attributes the closure partially to a household battle between Daniel Navarro and his mom who sued him for misappropriation of funds. The monetary issues started lengthy earlier than the closing, nevertheless, with instances of bounced checks and unpaid distributors beginning months earlier than December.
A GoFundMe has been began to assist help workers as they search for a brand new job. The newest replace on the positioning is from Jan. 6 and says workers had bounced checks as a result of inadequate funds, and are unable to contact the proprietor for a modified quantity.
Together with Café Tropical, Navarro additionally closed his different eating places across the neighborhood, Bolita, a bar in Virgil Village, and El Cochinito, a Silver Lake Cuban restaurant that was well-known for its Cuban sandwich.
The Dragon is closing after 40 years
The Dragone, Koreatown's longtime Korean-Chinese language restaurant, served its final jajangmyeon dishes over the weekend after being in enterprise for greater than 40 years. The restaurant opened in 1980 and has been a focus for conferences, celebrations and extra.
The primary information of the closure got here from the Korea Every day, which stated the property is slated to be developed right into a 90-unit mixed-use condo constructing beginning subsequent month. Though Koreatown wants extra housing, the closing of the Dragon is a loss for the neighborhood.
This isn't the primary main closure to hit Koreatown in recent times. Beverly Quickly Tofu, which opened in 1986, closed completely in 2020.
ABC stops Hyperion Public
In an Instagram publish over the weekend, Silver Lake bar Hyperion Public introduced that it’s closing for good. It seems ABC had initially closed the bar on January 16, however the enterprise continued to function till two days in the past. Within the Instagram publish, Hyperion Public attributes the closures to “technicalities from years in the past that can’t be fastened.”
Uncle Paulie's Deli is launching a shoe collaboration
The well-known Uncle Paulie's Deli has collaborated with the shoe model Lusso Cloud on a brand new shoe with a blue swirl sample, and uncle Paulie's label. This isn't the primary time Uncle Paulie has gotten into the merch sport with a collaboration with Carhartt Work in Progress obtainable on the web site, together with different T-shirts, sweatshirts, and extra.
Pizza Hut employees on strike
On Friday, January 26, employees on the Filipinotown Pizza Hut location went on strike to protest wage theft and in-store scheduling. The strike comes after Pizza Hut just lately introduced enormous layoffs, regardless of persevering with to make a revenue.