Monday, March 16, 2009

Magnolia Downtown Los Angeles

Ron Marino and Laurie Mulstay open Magnolia in Downtown Los Angeles located at 825 W. 9th St. Magnolia Downtown is the fourth business for the LA-based entrepreneurial pair, who also own Magnolia and The BAR in Hollywood and CHLOE in Santa Monica.

With their great vibe, classic American menu, unpretentious style and staff, and mid-range prices, Magnolia presents a refreshing concept to the Downtown area. Magnolia will cater to the growing number of Downtown residents as well as the many business professionals in the financial and fashion districts, and will serve as an ideal lunch spot, a great place to grab drinks after work, or dinner following a Lakers game. Magnolia Downtown is conveniently located near the Staples and Convention Centers, Disney Concert Hall and LA Opera.

Executive Chef Richard Crespin, formerly of Gordon Ramsay and Jean Georges, will continue to oversee the menu for both Magnolia locations.

The owners, in collaboration with Meyer Davis Studios in NYC, designed the Magnolia Downtown décor. The space features similar components to its Hollywood location including the subway tile, comfy leather banquettes, white marble bar, a lounge area for drinks and appetizers and outside patios.

"The décor, menu, and attentive staff are simply the foundation for what we are confident will be the perfect compliment to the growing community that is Downtown Los Angeles. We are very excited to be a part this community," says Marino.

Magnolia Downtown opens Monday, March 16th, and will operate 7 days a week serving the classic Magnolia menu, with a full bar and specialty cocktails. The full menu is available "To Go" and delivery within a few blocks will begin shortly thereafter.

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