The Silver Lake round of musical chairs continues...Chowhound poster Scurvy confirms the last and apparently most reliable Flor Morena rumor. Michelangelo, which has been looking for a nearby spot since they announced they would be closing at the end of May since their landlord terminated their lease (EatingLA 3/14), has settled on the Flor Morena space. Update: I spoke with the owners, who tell me they hope to get the new space fixed up as soon as possible to keep up the continuity for their customers. They're hoping to eventually acquire the full liquor license that was originally approved for the space.
Lot 1 gets a thumbs up
Of course, Josef Centeno, who just two months ago was rumored to be taking the Michelangelo space, has quickly opened Lot 1 in Echo Park. Clare, who has been keeping tabs on the space, posted a favorable early review of Lot 1 on Rainy Days and Sundays.