We were alarmed to find out that Greg Morris’ still-popular-after-all-these years lounge, cafe, and restaurant The Belmont had a kitchen fire and closed its doors. We gave Mr. Morris a shout to see what the fuss was about and if he could placate our concerns. While Morris was reluctant to talk about the blaze and its origins, he promises a quick turn-around in getting back open. Asked about the shutter, he insists, "We are closed until the first of the year and then will be reopening that first week. Place will look the same, just newer!" Hopefully damages were only to property and the usual crush of weekend revelers will relish the new polish in this LaCienega survivor.
Fire at the Belmont [Eater L.A.]