ELYSIAN HEIGHTS — Residents have taken notice as the gray-stucco box that is Fix Coffee is now hidden behind the metal framing of a new, wedge-shape building being constructed on the corner lot. The new structure facing Echo Park Avenue is part of the transformation of the neighborhood coffee house into a full-fledged restaurant.
The city granted permits this year to construct a one-story “kitchen building,” new bathroom and a solid steel roof canopy, according to online city records. In 2011, the Planning Department approved Fix’s controversial application to serve beer and wine and host acoustic entertainment in the middle of a primarily residential area.
*Update: Fix owner Marc Galluci provided more details about the project:
The existing patio will remain, but the outside courtyard area is getting a facelift and a slight location change. The courtyard aesthetic will basically be a ‘lounge-y’ area with a focus on green space. With this, we are committed to creating comfortable outside areas to enjoy and a great atmosphere for artists, coffee lovers, writers, families or anyone who wants to enjoy our incredible Elysian Heights community.As always we will continue to be very aware of our surrounding residents and preserve the neighborhood aesthetic. We hope to be opening to all, near the end of this year