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Elysian Heights will have to go without its neighborhood coffee Fix

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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20 comments

  1. Too bad the new owner couldn’t just assume the place and continue running it as is. It seems like the current formula is popular.

  2. Nice to give your staff the notice at the last minuet….Good job buddy.

    • Reading comprehension!

      “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.”

      Get it?

    • “My staff has been aware of the coming changes for quite some time,” Galucci said in case you misunderstood or failed to read the first comment.

  3. Here come the condos.

  4. This makes me really sad. I’ll miss the space, the wonderful staff, and so many conversations shared. I very much hope a place with a similar spirit comes next.

  5. Secured long term lease before renovations?

  6. The people who helped gentrify the neighborhood are getting gentrified.

  7. What a terrific corner place this was! Mark was a terrific owner and I wish him luck in his new endeavors:)

  8. Why are you closing?!?!?!?! NOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Starrrrbucksssss.

  10. Guess you all never heard of CHANGO 1 mile down the street.

    DUH!

  11. Who is the developer who purchased the property?

  12. Man, this is really a shame. Fix was one of my first favorite things in the city when I moved here & I still love it there. Hoping they continue with something similar .

  13. Amazing!
    It seems like us native Elysianos’ , were forced to accept this establishment, and now he’s gonna bounce. Good riddens!
    Change our community, and move on to greener pastures.
    Geez Thank you Marc !
    Sincerely Scholaris,

  14. BigBrotherAmongUs

    $770,000? That sounds like a (hard to believe it was arms-length) sweetheart cheap deal if I’ve ever heard one.
    New owner gets a newly constructed full restaurant kitchen + finished indoor & outdoor dining areas
    + the old coffeeshop building with its out-of-sight prep areas
    + 6 off-street parking spots.

    Sounds fishy to me.

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