News on Chowhound that Eurochow has closed brings to mind the history of arguably the most recognizable structure in Westwood Village. The domed landmark where Westwood Boulevard, Kinross and Broxton intersect was built in the late 1920s as the headquarters of Janss Investment Company, developers of residential Westwood and Holmby Hills, UCLA and the "Mediterranean village" south of campus. (Allison and Allison, designers of UCLA and Wilshire Boulevard Temple, were the architects.) Under the dome at times have been a Bank of America branch that was a frequent target of student protests during the 1960s, Glendale Federal Savings, Wherehouse Records and I think a Contempo Casuals store. Eurochow spent two years remodeling the space into a shiny, excessively white marble Asian-Italian restaurant that opened in 1999, sister place to Michael Chow's Mr. Chow in Beverly Hills. Curbed L.A. speculates that a rent hike did in Eurochow.
Photo: Wilshire Boulevard: Grand Concourse of Los Angeles and California State Library