When the L.A. Police Academy held a grand reopening of its Elysian Park campus this month, one section remained closed to the public – the retro-style Los Angeles Police Revolver & Athletic Club Cafe. Officials said the coffee shop, where cadets as well as the public once dined under displays of old badges and batons, would remain shut until permit problems were resolved. What will it be like when it reopens? KPCC picked up some info.
Officials said there will be a new coffee bar at the entrance and the menu might contain some new items. But traditionalists will be happy to hear that the restaurant will look and feel pretty much the same:
“The Academy Cafe is such a staple within the department and the Academy and even the surrounding neighborhood,” Lt. Chris Ramirez tells KPCC. “It’s a good place to get a good bite to eat while you’re in the settings of the Academy and you get to enjoy all the nostalgia and police history of the LAPD. The Los Angeles Police Revolver and Athletic Club, which operates the restaurant, is aiming to maintain the vintage vibe, down to details like the hat clips attached to the stools that line the U-shaped counter. The old photographs documenting LAPD history that once lined the walls are also expected to go back up.”
The cafe is scheduled to open by late October or early November.
More at KPCC.
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