Nick and Eddie says goodbye this weekend
Another era passes through the Loring Park neighborhood. Nick and Eddie, the restaurant that has been an industry insider hangout, swank neighborhood joint, occasional ghost town and somewhat underground music venue is passing into that good night. Tomorrow it will host one final music show, and Sunday it will serve its last brunch. After that, the venue will darken, with the hopes of reopening under new ownership. Some of the Nick & Eddie crew will hopefully resurface in a nearby location, but there's no doubt it will never be the same.
The restaurant that was opened by a couple of industry vets, Jessica and Doug Anderson (formerly of A Rebours) and named for a New York institution of the '80s became part of a community and brought back the rock 'n' roll cool that had left when the Loring Bar closed. It's been the home of some experimental and awesome musical nights. It has also held memorial services, fundraisers for musicians, and was a spot where some L.A. transplanted natives would gather when back in town. This was the place to catch a glimpse of Nick Swardson and his crew of funny dudes, or members of Blondie while they were passing through town.
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