A power outage left a large number of Silver Lake restaurants and businesses in the Sunset Junction area closed on Saturday night. The L.A. Department of Water and Power said early Saturday afternoon that electrical service had been knocked out to 2,800 customers in the Silver Lake area and it would take 10 hours to restore power.
But the problem took longer to resolve and the agency later said power would not be fully restored until about midnight, which left many Sunset Junction area restaurants unable to open on a normally busy Saturday night. At about 9 p.m., one Echo Park resident who went out for dinner discovered that several Sunset Boulevard restaurants had closed for the night. She said via email:
“All businesses (Alegria, Cliffs Edge 99 cent store etc… closed. Traffic lights out, flares in street. DOT directing traffic.”