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May 26, 2012 | Bob Pool
They're not kidding when they say they'll leave the light on for you. A long-forgotten neon lamp that was switched on during the Great Depression and left burning for about 77 years has been discovered hidden behind a dusty partition at Clifton's Cafeteria. The find was made amid an extensive renovation of the downtown eatery, according to the building's owner, Andrew Meieran. The neon fixture is believed to have been installed in 1935 when Clifford Clinton purchased the lease to Boos Bros.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 2012 | Bob Pool
They're not kidding when they say they'll leave the light on for you. A long-forgotten neon lamp that was switched on during the Great Depression and left burning for about 77 years has been discovered hidden behind a dusty partition at Clifton's Cafeteria. The find was made amid an extensive renovation of the downtown eatery, according to the building's owner, Andrew Meieran. The neon fixture is believed to have been installed in 1935 when Clifford Clinton purchased the lease to Boos Bros.
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NEWS
October 2, 1992
Edmond J. Clinton II, who as a youth helped his father, Clifford Clinton, organize the radio broadcasts that were credited with the recall of Los Angeles Mayor Frank Shaw in 1938, has died. His brother, Donald, president and co-owner of Clifton's Cafeterias, which Clifford Clinton founded in 1931, said Edmond was 71 when he died Saturday of liver cancer in Pasadena.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 9, 2012 | By Bob Pool, Los Angeles Times
The house specialty at Clifton's Cafeteria on Wednesday was filet de grille , with the promise of a beaux-arts surprise for dessert. As part of a long-awaited restoration of the Los Angeles landmark, new owner Andrew Meieran peeled away the grate-like aluminum covering that for nearly half a century concealed the South Broadway building's original 1904 facade. But there were a few murmurs from a crowd of roughly 200 spectators as work crews lifted a huge tarp and revealed that many of the building's original windows were filled in with ugly concrete blocks.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 9, 2012 | By Bob Pool, Los Angeles Times
The house specialty at Clifton's Cafeteria on Wednesday was filet de grille , with the promise of a beaux-arts surprise for dessert. As part of a long-awaited restoration of the Los Angeles landmark, new owner Andrew Meieran peeled away the grate-like aluminum covering that for nearly half a century concealed the South Broadway building's original 1904 facade. But there were a few murmurs from a crowd of roughly 200 spectators as work crews lifted a huge tarp and revealed that many of the building's original windows were filled in with ugly concrete blocks.
BUSINESS
September 21, 2010 | By Roger Vincent, Los Angeles Times
Clifton's Brookdale cafeteria, a downtown Los Angeles landmark dating to the Great Depression, will be sold this week to a local developer who vows to preserve its comfort-food menu and kitschy charms. The sale of a 40-year lease to the building at Broadway and 7th Street marks the end of family operations of Clifton's cafeterias in Los Angeles dating to 1931. Developer and nightclub operator Andrew Meieran is expected to take over Wednesday. Terms of the lease were not disclosed, but Meieran will have full control of the four-story building and the cafeteria that has fed generations of Angelenos.
FOOD
February 4, 2009 | Mary MacVean
On Broadway downtown -- amid a jumble of shops selling gold necklaces and sports socks and electric guitars, amid exhaust and noise and has-been theaters, amid hipsters, the down and out and the just plain out of it -- an authentic piece of history goes about the business it began during the Great Depression, feeding everyone who walks through the glass doors. Wander into Clifton's Brookdale, the cafeteria on Broadway at 7th Street, and it might seem obvious what makes it unique.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 31, 2003 | Christiana Sciaudone, Times Staff Writer
Diner JoAnn Chiles snatched a paper napkin off the table at Clifton's Cafeteria in West Covina. "This one's mine," she said, burying it in her purse. The napkin would be her souvenir of the San Gabriel Valley's Clifton's, which will close today after 45 years. The owners blame slow sales for the closing of the West Covina location -- known as Clifton's Greenery for its garden theme -- which was the last of the suburban Clifton's Cafeterias. Now Clifton's Brookdale Cafeteria, at Broadway and 6th Street in downtown Los Angeles, is the last in a chain that once had eight locations and was known for its traditional, home-style American fare.
HOME & GARDEN
May 18, 2010 | Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Update: The Los Feliz home once owned by Clifford E. Clinton, the founder of the L.A. institution Clifton's Cafeteria, has sold for $1,285,000. It came on the market in March at $1,799,000 and was in escrow within the month. Built in 1928, the Spanish-style two-story home retained such original features as tile mosaics, stained glass, Art Deco light fixtures and Catalina tile. The Clinton family owned the house from 1936 until 1949. The 5,866-square-feet house has three fireplaces, a two-story entry, a step-down living room with coffered ceilings, a cocktail lounge, a billiard room, six bedrooms and five bathrooms.
HOME & GARDEN
April 12, 2010 | Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
A Los Feliz home once owned by Clifford E. Clinton, the founder of the L.A. landmark Clifton's Cafeteria, is on the market for $1,799,000. Built in 1928 as the "gateway to Los Feliz," the Spanish-style two story is a treasure trove of original features, including tile mosaics, stained glass, Art Deco light fixtures and Catalina tile. The peg-and-groove oak floors have never been sanded. The Clintons bought the house in 1936 and lived there until 1949, according son Don Clinton.
BUSINESS
September 21, 2010 | By Roger Vincent, Los Angeles Times
Clifton's Brookdale cafeteria, a downtown Los Angeles landmark dating to the Great Depression, will be sold this week to a local developer who vows to preserve its comfort-food menu and kitschy charms. The sale of a 40-year lease to the building at Broadway and 7th Street marks the end of family operations of Clifton's cafeterias in Los Angeles dating to 1931. Developer and nightclub operator Andrew Meieran is expected to take over Wednesday. Terms of the lease were not disclosed, but Meieran will have full control of the four-story building and the cafeteria that has fed generations of Angelenos.
HOME & GARDEN
May 29, 2010 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Reality show star and motorcycle manufacturer Jesse James, the estranged husband of Oscar-winning actress Sandra Bullock, has listed his Orange County home of eight years for $6.75 million. The beachfront Mediterranean sits along the sand in Sunset Beach on a gated corner lot with views of the ocean, Catalina, the Long Beach skyline and the Palos Verdes Peninsula. A stone path leads past a fountain to the double-door entry of the two-story villa. The great room features stone floors, coved ceilings and an oversized fireplace with a stone surround and mantel.
HOME & GARDEN
May 18, 2010 | Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Update: The Los Feliz home once owned by Clifford E. Clinton, the founder of the L.A. institution Clifton's Cafeteria, has sold for $1,285,000. It came on the market in March at $1,799,000 and was in escrow within the month. Built in 1928, the Spanish-style two-story home retained such original features as tile mosaics, stained glass, Art Deco light fixtures and Catalina tile. The Clinton family owned the house from 1936 until 1949. The 5,866-square-feet house has three fireplaces, a two-story entry, a step-down living room with coffered ceilings, a cocktail lounge, a billiard room, six bedrooms and five bathrooms.
HOME & GARDEN
April 12, 2010 | Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
A Los Feliz home once owned by Clifford E. Clinton, the founder of the L.A. landmark Clifton's Cafeteria, is on the market for $1,799,000. Built in 1928 as the "gateway to Los Feliz," the Spanish-style two story is a treasure trove of original features, including tile mosaics, stained glass, Art Deco light fixtures and Catalina tile. The peg-and-groove oak floors have never been sanded. The Clintons bought the house in 1936 and lived there until 1949, according son Don Clinton.
FOOD
February 4, 2009 | Mary MacVean
On Broadway downtown -- amid a jumble of shops selling gold necklaces and sports socks and electric guitars, amid exhaust and noise and has-been theaters, amid hipsters, the down and out and the just plain out of it -- an authentic piece of history goes about the business it began during the Great Depression, feeding everyone who walks through the glass doors. Wander into Clifton's Brookdale, the cafeteria on Broadway at 7th Street, and it might seem obvious what makes it unique.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 31, 2003 | Christiana Sciaudone, Times Staff Writer
Diner JoAnn Chiles snatched a paper napkin off the table at Clifton's Cafeteria in West Covina. "This one's mine," she said, burying it in her purse. The napkin would be her souvenir of the San Gabriel Valley's Clifton's, which will close today after 45 years. The owners blame slow sales for the closing of the West Covina location -- known as Clifton's Greenery for its garden theme -- which was the last of the suburban Clifton's Cafeterias. Now Clifton's Brookdale Cafeteria, at Broadway and 6th Street in downtown Los Angeles, is the last in a chain that once had eight locations and was known for its traditional, home-style American fare.
HOME & GARDEN
May 29, 2010 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Reality show star and motorcycle manufacturer Jesse James, the estranged husband of Oscar-winning actress Sandra Bullock, has listed his Orange County home of eight years for $6.75 million. The beachfront Mediterranean sits along the sand in Sunset Beach on a gated corner lot with views of the ocean, Catalina, the Long Beach skyline and the Palos Verdes Peninsula. A stone path leads past a fountain to the double-door entry of the two-story villa. The great room features stone floors, coved ceilings and an oversized fireplace with a stone surround and mantel.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 1997
Clifton's Silver Spoon on West 7th Street has gone the way of Clifton's Century City and Clifton's Pacific Seas--out of business. Owners of the much-beloved chain of Los Angeles cafeterias said they were forced to merge the 22-year-old restaurant with their downtown eatery two blocks away, Clifton's Brookdale Cafeteria, for economic reasons.
NEWS
October 2, 1992
Edmond J. Clinton II, who as a youth helped his father, Clifford Clinton, organize the radio broadcasts that were credited with the recall of Los Angeles Mayor Frank Shaw in 1938, has died. His brother, Donald, president and co-owner of Clifton's Cafeterias, which Clifford Clinton founded in 1931, said Edmond was 71 when he died Saturday of liver cancer in Pasadena.
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