UPDATE: 4/9/15 I finally received a response from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control as to why Industriel’s licenses was suspended. Here’s the response, “This license was suspended because the licensee pled guilty in Superior Court to a crime of Moral Turpitude.” What is moral turpitude? I still don’t know what they did wrong? You can see the license information on the ABC website. The license was suspended for 15 days, and the restaurant is expected to re-open tomorrow (Friday, April 10th).
UPDATE: A new sign has been posed on the window of Industriel Restaurant in DTLA. This one from the State Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. The restaurant’s alcoholic beverage license has been suspended!
Oh, please let it only be temporary! I walked by Industriel restaurant on Grand Avenue and 6th Street today and there were signs on the door and windows that read, “Industriel is temporarily closed. We will reopen on Friday, April 10th. Sorry for the inconvenience. Looking forward to cook for you in the near future.” I called the restaurant but the outgoing message says pretty much the same as the sign. The restaurant’s website, Twitter and Facebook accounts have no mention of the closer. Oddly enough, if you go to Open Table you can make reservations for as soon as April 1st.
I really hope the closure is only temporary. I really like this restaurant, and I love the drink they make called Van Gogh’s Ear. If you know why the restaurant is closed, please let us know in the comments section below. Thanks!
Industriel Urban Farm Cuisine 609 So. Grand Avenue (at 6th Street) 213.488.8020