We ran an article late last week announcing the closure of 24-year-old Echo Park/HiFi club Dinner House M. Today, the LA Times reports the closure is due to one of two (or maybe both?) factors: A revoked liquor license, and/or increased and unaffordable rent.
Apparently, the liquor license issue revolves around multiple citations for serving after 2:00 am. Sgt. Fernando Garcia of the Rampart Division told the LA Times: “It was well known as an after-hours club. They had their license revoked, they appealed, and they lost the appeal.”
However owner Miki Saito denies the license is being revoked, and told the LA Times that a rent increase is the issue.
Either way, the final send-off (with a four-piece jazz band and Miki at the mic) is next week on Wednesday, June 8.