ELYSIAN HEIGHTS — Fix Coffee, which opened its doors nearly a decade ago, is closing this week after the owner sold the property and the new landlord looks for a new tenant.
Owner Marc Gallucci said he met with his staff last night to share the news about the upcoming closure on Friday.
“My staff has been aware of the coming changes for quite some time,” Galucci said. “It only recently became more final. My life has taken a new direction and I’ve decided it’s time to move on.”
Gallucci said the new property owner is looking for a new tenant but none has been secured. The property at the corner of Echo Park Avenue and Baxter Street sold last November for $770,000, according to the L.A. County Assessor.
Fix is the only coffee house or cafe to operate in the overwhelmingly residential Elysian Heights section of Echo Park. The coffee house expanded and became a full-fledged restaurant in 2014 and securing a beer and wine license despite opposition from many residents.
“I am extremely grateful first and foremost to my amazing FIX staff, the Echo Park community and to all of my loyal regular customers many of which have become my close friends,” Gallucci said in an email. “I truly wish that FIX could live on forever. My hope is that the new tenant will take the property to the next level and bring an even more amazing eating experience to that space.”
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