Echo Park  —  It looks the Brite Spot, the Echo Park diner that has been around for nearly 60 years, is about to change hands.

A person familiar with the deal said the sale of the Sunset Boulevard restaurant is in the final stages — but has not been finalized. One Eastsider reader that the Brite Spot was closed this morning.

The new owners, who also own other local restaurants, are buying the Brite Spot from Silver Lake businesswoman Dana Hollister, who also owns Cliff’s Edge restaurant and the Paramour Estate in Silver Lake.

The Brite Spot has had several owners over the decades. Hollister has owned the diner for about 14 year and has revamped the decor and menu over and also added a large patio.

After once catering to late-night diners leaving the neighborhood’s bars and clubs, the Brite Spot began closing in the afternoon in recent years.

It’s not known what changes the new owners have in mind once a sale is completed.

If the sale goes through, what changes would you like to see or should the Brite Spot remain the same?

Update on Monday, Sept. 17: Jaime Turrey and Brooke Fruchtman, the couple who own Ostrich Farm restaurant and Bar Caló in Echo Park, have completed the purchase of the Brite Spot, says Eater LA.  The new owners told Eater that  “we look forward to getting to know the Brite Spot and its loyal customers, and, over time, introducing some new developments, including menu items and extended hours.”

A sign on the front door of the Brite Spot said it will reopen on Wednesday after repairs are made.

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