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North African taco joint Revolutionario in early-October will close its doors, at 1436 W Jefferson Blvd, with a planned relocation. Although its new digs have not yet been locked down, Owner Farid Zadi has “agreed to vacate the premises by October 15 or October 31,” the chef over the weekend announced on his personal Instagram page. “We have come to an amicable agreement with our landlord…,” Zadi said. “…He has agreed to give us relocation expenses. Our last day of service at this location will be October 3 and 4.”
Zadi and his team are “actively looking for a rent-to-own house and new restaurant space in this neighborhood.” With a ton of available second-generation spaces and declining rents, “it is actually a good time to find a restaurant space,” as Zadi points out in the social media announcement.
“Please do not feel bad for us,” Zadi said. “The building is very old and in ill repair. The condition of this building has been unbearable for us for the past 5 1/2 years. The electricity shorts during the summer. The roof and windows leak during the winter. When we tried to install an automatic door closer on our bathroom door, we found that the door frame was askance and we had to pay a handyman an additional $200 to make it work. Last year, the health dept harassed over one minute thing over another that had nothing to do with our food handling, but everything to do with this old building. The nitpicking resulted in an additional $1000 in fees for us.”
Zadi did not disclose which neighborhoods the chef was considering for the relocation nor did he immediately respond to a request for comment from What Now Los Angeles on Monday. “We think the amount our landlord is offering is fair and enough for us to start anew,” Zadi said. “Come see us every weekend until Oct 4.”