Shortly after its first year of operation, Table 301 in Downtown Long Beach has closed up shop.
An essential cog in the overall evolution of businesses along The Promenade—it anchored the northern end of the strip, acting as a connection between the popular southern end, home to multiple restaurants, and the slowly-but-surely rebuilding area once known as City Place—Table 301 was met with high hopes from the community.
And rightfully so.
IDA Architecture’s design of the space was astounding: yellows and grays were met with stamped concrete floors covered in hand painted details, mirrored spaces expanded the overall depth and the patio area—with its own bar—was unmatched in Downtown.
While it was clear that a hefty price had been paid for its build-out, it, unfortunately, Table 301 failed to capture the audience that other new restaurants in the area have attracted. Ammatolí and Portuguese Bend, for example, have seen consistent crowds despite being just stumbling distance from Table 301.
But, beyond the obvious downfall of losing such a large restaurant, there is a silver lining: a new concept will be moving in; I just can’t talk about it yet. But rest assured, it is promising. Very.
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