The iconic Pacific Dining Car restaurant, opened in 1921, has closed. The original Westlake location is auctioning off its furniture, signage and tableware. The Santa Monica location, opened in 1990, shut a few months ago. The brand will continue to exist and focus on online sales, it says on its website.

Levy Restaurants, which handles concessions at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center, is taking over dining operations at DTLA’s Music Center.


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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - Oct. 17, 2019: Chef-owner of Orsa & Winston Josef Centeno poses for a portrait on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, at the restaurant in downtown Los Angeles. (Photo / Silvia Razgova) Assignment ID: 469755 On Now

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LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 21: Malachi Stewart walks finishes taking pictures of the neon wall on the S. Hill Street side of Grand Central Market, in downtown Los Angeles, CA, as food halls, food courts, large and small are re-opening under CDC guidelines, photographed Thursday, May 21, 2020, during the coronavirus pandemic. A resident of South Central L.A. his whole life, Stewart says he has made a few trips to the Market for favorites like tacos, since the Safer at Home orders went into effect. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times) On Now

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