The Local Digital team was sad to hear about the impending closure of Gladstone's restaurant, where Sunset Blvd. meets PCH. The restaurant, which originally opened in 1972 is currently on a short term lease that comes to an end in November of 2019. LA County, that owns the land, is talking to architect Frank Gehry about designing a new, larger venue that could be offered to the right operator for a 50 year lease. Apparently Wolfgang Puck has been approached.
While Gladstone's mediocre food and high prices left something to be desired, like tens of thousands of other Angelenos and out-of-towners have fond memories of sitting on the deck enjoying a margarita and cracking peanuts out of the shell, at one of the few beachside restaurants in Los Angeles county . Which raises the question we've often wondered: There is 75 miles of beachfront in Los Angeles county. Why aren't there be more beachside restaurants?!
Go experience this landmark one more time before it's too late.