Will Echo Park’s The Lost Knight find its way under new owners?

ECHO PARK —    New owners have applied to takeover the state liquor license of The Lost Knight, a British-style pub and night spot that opened less than three years ago in the former home of Barragan’s Mexican restaurant.

Michael Francesconi and Matthew Glaser, who are listed on the liquor license application,  also own the Wolf & Crane bar in Little Tokyo, says Eater L.A.  Eater said that representatives of Wolf & Crane confirmed that Francesconi and Glaser had purchased The Lost Knight but did not say what changes if any would take place.

Since The Lost Knight opened, there have been attempts to sell the underlying real estate, management changes and the opening of The Lost Room, a small concert space next to the pub. “The sale of The Lost Knight isn’t entirely surprising, given the fluctuations the place has undergone since basically day one,” Eater L.A. said.


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  1. While I’ve never been a huge fan of the Lost Knight because they charge tax on their drinks (what is this? an airport?), it seemed like they were starting to actually do pretty well for themselves. I saw lines out the door the last few times I walked by on weekend nights.

    • The prior owner Alan absolutely lacks an understanding of the neighborhood and what it can bring to both the community and his pocketbook. This place was a stab in the dark business venture and it wreaked of insincerity. I’m sure these guys will do a great job injecting it with new life. Let’s just hope they save some room for dancing! As a venue this place has a huge potential to fill a little underground niche in the local music scene. All in all looking for arf to changes here.

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