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Kate Mantilini in Beverly Hills to close, ending a chapter in L.A. restaurant lore
Kate Mantilini in Beverly Hills to close, ending a chapter in L.A. restaurant lore

Beverly Hills institution Kate Mantilini, opened by the late actor Harry Lewis and wife Marilyn in the 1980s, has announced it will close June 14 after 27 years.  The restaurant, which was part of Lewis' Hamburger Hamlet umbrella of restaurants, became a fixture on Wilshire Boulevard, known for its lively weekend brunches and counter seating. Chief Executive Adam Lewis, who is Harry and Marilyn's son, could not come to terms with an increase in rent by the new owners of the building.  "I can't pay that higher rent and that's all," Adam Lewis said. "They were gentlemen about it. There was nothing contentious, no conflict, they were sad and we...

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