Goodbye To The Legendary Formosa Cafe…
Alison Martino, who created the great website “Vintage Los Angeles”, posted this on Instagram tonight:
“Well, it’s unfortunately official. @theformosacafe has closed and the building is for lease.”
Alison told me that “Esotouric’s Secret Los Angeles” broke the story, but once she shared it on her website, it went viral.
Alison has spent so much of her time trying to keep vintage Hollywood alive, and this is just more awful news…but the building owners are apparently looking for new tenants – so there is hope!
Hollywood’s Legendary Formosa Cafe!
Here’s the history of the restaurant, according to wikipedia:
“The Formosa was founded in 1925 by 1920s prize-fighter Jimmy Bernstein. Bernstein operated his establishment initially in a Red Car trolley located just east of The Lot Studios.
Generations of movie stars such as Humphrey Bogart and Clark Gable have eaten meals at The Formosa. Frank…
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