EAST HOLLYWOOD — Heavy-duty construction equipment and demolition crews this week are tearing apart the former Acapulco Mexican restaurant in the 4400 block of Sunset Boulevard.
The restaurant closed nearly a year ago, one of several shuttered by its corporate parent, Real Mex Restaurants.
The Atwater Village Acapulco restaurant closed in 2013 and reopened as a high-end Italian restaurant. But it’s not clear what will replace the Acapulco on the border of East Hollywood and Los Feliz. The property is owned by nearby Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Hospital officials said earlier this year that they did not have any immediate plans for the restaurant site, according to the Los Feliz Ledger.
Children’s Hospital has been expanding its footprint into the surrounding neighborhood in recent years. Across the street from the former restaurant, the hospital purchased a former Circuit City store several years ago and turned it into office space.
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