Echo Park Lake’s Boathouse has been busy ever since paddle boats were once again made available for rent two weeks ago. But what about that new boathouse cafe that was supposed to have opened up by August 1? Instead of a cafe, visitors to the boathouse have been met with an empty counter and a signs posted by the front door saying the Echo Park cafe concession has been “temporarily postponed” because of “unforeseen circumstances.”
Those “unforeseen circumstances” turned out to be some last-minute hitches and delays with the county health department, said John Himelstein, one of the owners of Square One Dining, which will be operating the boathouse cafe.
But, after settling the issues with health inspectors and conferring with the city, Himelstein said the new cafe will now be ready for business on Wednesday morning, August. 7.
Square One In The Park will include a weekend brunch and simpler “park fare,” including hamburgers and corn dogs as well as scones and fresh-squeezed juices, during the week, Himelstein said last month when the new cafe was announced.