In mid-July, The Little Door at 129 East Anapamu Street abruptly closed with a note on the door that read “Dear Patrons, Unfortunately we’ve closed  our doors temporarily for improvements. Good news is we will be back better than ever. Please keep in touch with us for updates. Thank you!”

Reader Primetime now tells me that The Little Door restaurant had actually closed permanently. I am hearing that furniture was being loaded up  into a U-Haul truck and some of it has been sold to Embermill (at the former home of Aldo’s restaurant) which is opening on Friday.

Photos by Primetime

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  1. Dugan says:

    On July 16 th. I posted the following comment :

    Their web site says : ” We have closed our doors indefinitely until further notice” !!!
    Second time in so many years they’re closed for undefined reasons.
    Looks like they’re gone for good !

    As I said then : it was (quite) obvious they were gone ..

  2. Alan says:

    This location cannot support a fine dining / dinner establishment. While a beautiful porch, the distance off of State and the fact that this is a really business (legal) area used primarily during daytime/business hours, all push every attempt into closure. Whoever opens a breakfast and lunch spot that does happy hours a few days a week, will win. The rest will follow the same path as every one prior.

  3. Mattie says:

    The only really great idea anyone had was to put in that brunch spot for a hot minute circa 1999-2001. I can’t remember what it was called, but it was great. If done right, I’d bet it would be a good competition for Jeanine’s during the week, too.

    I think this is a classic case of LA Restaurant Tries to Do SB. People come up and think they can do a great restaurant. But SB is weird, man. Weird.

  4. Chris H says:

    Didn’t Elements do quite well in this space a while ago?