Can you spare $11,000 a month? Then you got a shot at leasing the Tom’s Burgers, the 1970s-era Silver Lake charbroiled burger/pastrami/burrito restaurant that closed this weekend after 40 years in business, reports Eater L.A. A hand-written sign on the front door says a new tenant is coming soon but a CityFeet listing indicates the 1,600-square-foot building and parking lot are being leased for $11,000 a month in addition to $275,000 in key money. Only the most wealthy of independent restaurant owners or big chains can afford terms like that.
In other Shopper & Diner news:
The very small Garvanza dining scene has shrunk even further after Garvanza’s, a cafe with a pan-Latin menu, closed up after less than a year in business. A reader sent in a photo of a sign posted on the front door that notifies passerby of the closure and sale of the restaurant.
After sitting empty for more than a year, the Craftsman-bungalow that was once home to Larkin’s Restaurant reopened earlier this month as Little Beast, a “rustic American food” restaurant, says Eagle Rock Patch. Dinner menu includes English-pea risotto, pan roasted chicken and charred cantaloupe arugula salad.