When will Elysian Valley’s new sandwich shop be unwrapped?

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Storefront ReportELYSIAN VALLEY — With the exception of Rick’s Burgers and Elysian, a restaurant with a limited schedule, there are no places to eat out in Elysian Valley. But now a few new eating and drinking places are in the works for the riverside neighborhood, including a small, takeout sandwich shop called Wax Paper.

Wax Paper has claimed a corner space in a  new mixed-use project that is nearing completion at the corner of Knox and Blake avenues. A website says Peter Lemos, who has worked at such restaurants as Craft and L&E Oyster Bar, and his wife, Lauren, plan to offer homemade, seasonal sandwiches as well as  salads, coffee drinks and other non-alcoholic beverages from the metal-clad building half a block from the Los Angeles River.

Signs on the window of Wax Paper said it plans to open in September. But buildings permits to convert the retail space into a take out restaurant are still waiting to be finalized, according to the Building & Safety Department.

While Wax Paper awaits permits, two other Elysian Valley eating and drinking establishments are in development a few blocks north on Fletcher Drive. A public hearing was recently held to consider requests by the owners Zebulon – a proposed restaurant, bar, dance and music space – to serve beer and wine and operate a dance hall in a former mattress factory. On the same block as Zebulon, work is underway to transform a former car repair shop into a Mexican restaurant with a sprawling outdoor patio and garden called Salazar, according to Eater L.A.

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  1. Yay! My dream of biking down the path to pick up a sandwich will soon come true

  2. Isn’t Rick’s in Silver Lake because it’s west of the 5?

  3. You guys forgot about Spoke. They are already there and on the bike path.

    • Spoke is awesome! But as of now they aren’t open every day and they don’t always have fresh food.

      • Spoke Bicycle Cafe

        Spoke is actually also mid permitting for a kitchen and restaurant on their location and has been open for about six months. We ha ve many surprises in store we think you’ll love so keep checking in!!

  4. This is going to be great. The more places to stop along the bike path, the better. Best of luck to them.

  5. And Home Restaurant, kitty-corner from Rick’s, has been a great choice for a while now. I guess technically Los Feliz, but close enough….

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