David Myers Group buys Hollywood space for new restaurant concept

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After the closure of Sona restaurant this summer, it looks as if chef David Myers will rise again in Hollywood. David Myers Group, the restaurant firm formed after Sona filed for bankruptcy protection late last year, has purchased two ground-floor units totaling nearly 12,375 square feet in the Equitable Building at the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street, according to Ramsey-Shilling Commercial Real Estate Services.

That includes a vacant unit for Myers’ latest concept and Dillon’s Irish Pub & Grill, which will continue to operate.


David Myers Group also owns and operates Melrose Avenue brasserie Comme Ça and Pizzeria Ortica in Costa Mesa. Meanwhile, two Tokyo projects are slated for the fall: a high-end patisserie called Sola and a 40-seat restaurant, David Myers Café, featuring California-inspired cuisine with Japanese ingredients. And in late 2010, a second Comme Ça is expected to open at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas.

Ramsey-Shilling’s announcement did not say whether Myers’ new restaurant would be called Sona. Myers did not return a call for comment.

See the Money & Co. blog for more details.

-- Betty Hallock