LA Weekly Review

By July 14, 1999January 20th, 2021Archives

LA Weekly

Management claims the place has never closed since 1924 — indeed, there are no locks on the doors, which stay open 24/7. When Mayor Richard Riordan saved the Pantry from the wrecking ball in 1980, some Angelenos worried that the change in ownership would rinse away the Pantry’s comforting, well-worn vibe. We needn’t have worried. Despite some recent, well-publicized public-health problems, today’s Pantry remains essentially unchanged, contributing to our sense of place and belonging, and helping ground us as the city ever more resembles Anytown, USA. 
877 S. Figueroa St., downtown; (213) 972-9279.