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Longtime Weho Coffee Shop Silver Spoon Sold

A California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control report reveals the Santa Monica Boulevard staple has been bought by two partners.

, the long-standing family-owned and operated restaurant at 8171 Santa Monica Blvd., has been sold, Eater LA reported late Monday.

According to the site, chef Michael Cimarusti of the Melrose seafood restaurant Providence and Claim Jumper founder Craig Nickoloff are partnering up to take over the 25-year-old coffee shop. The duo's new venture, according to an Alcoholic Beverage Control report, is listed as "Connie and Ted's." No word on what type of eatery the new business will be.

This was all news to Silver Spoon employees Tuesday morning, and the owner was unavailable for comment. 

Check back for updates. West Hollywood Patch will continue to follow this story.

Sheila Lightfoot September 15, 2011 at 06:20 PM
Feels like the neighborhood's Mom's kitchen is closing down. By that I mean, going to the Silver Spoon is like going to Mom's house... you walk in the kitchen and your Mom says, "Sit down, let me fix you something to eat." The owners AND the employees are like family and I'll bet most of the customers feel that way. I, for one, am really going to miss them. I hope the new owners will find a way to keep the neighborhood vibe when they re-open... and maybe bring back the employees who made us feel so at home. As for the current owners, I wish them well and thank them for being part of the neighborhood for so long.
William Margold November 27, 2011 at 08:28 PM
Ate there (the always excellent Athenian Chicken) yesterday and felt like I was on Death Row. The magnificent staff literally have doom hanging over their heads, and I think that it's quite unfair that the apparently soulless entities who are taking over the place haven't come up with a clear cut execution date yet, so at least all of the loyal patrons can say farewell properly.

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