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David Myers Opening Restaurant at Hollywood & Vine in 2011

David Myers Opening Restaurant at Hollywood & Vine in 2011

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Remember recent opinions that David Myers' empire was "crumbling," despite running one of West Hollywood's hottest restaurants and plans to bring Comme Ca to Vegas and a patisserie to Tokyo's high-end Ginza district? Today, L.A. Times reports that David Myers Group, the aforementioned empire, just dropped $7.21 million on two condominium spaces at The Equitable Building at Hollywood and Vine. What's the plan?

Myers will open a new restaurant here in 2011, possibly the rebirth of his Michelin-starred flagship Sona, which closed last spring. One of the purchased spaces belongs to Dillon's Irish Pub & Grill, and will remain as a tenant of the D.M. Group. Hollywood has been risky territory for fine-dining, with most boulevard walkers more interested in Vegas-style lounge-auraunts owned by cast-members of That 70's Show than they are in boundary-pushing cuisine.

Do you think a prized vet like Myers will succeed in Hollywood where a restaurant novice like David Judaken failed? Let us know your thoughts in our comments.

Chef David Myers buys restaurant space at Hollywood and Vine [L.A. Times]

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