ECHO PARK — Less than a year after it opened, The Whisperer restaurant shut down last month. Now, a new owner is preparing to open in the same spot, which hasn’t been able to retain a restaurant for very long.
The Whisperer opened last February in a building at the southwest corner of Echo Park Avenue and Montana Street that had been vacant for more than a year. Red Hill restaurant closed at the end of 2014, after slightly less than two years in business. Before Red Hill, the building had been the long-time home of Phoenix Bakery.
The owners of the Whisperer, which featured a “vintage radio style” and late-night menu, said they “decided to move on to other projects and a new ownership group is coming into the space,” according to a Jan. 7 posting on the restaurant Facebook page. In response to a request for more information from The Eastsider, the owners said they closed after receiving “a great offer to sell and are now in escrow.”
What kind of restaurant will have staying power at this location? Indian? Middle Eastern? Seafood?
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