ELYSIAN 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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