Orso closing by Nov. 21

The Hollywood power lunch spot near the Cedars medical buildings on West 3rd Street is soon to shut its doors, after 20 years. “It’s not without some sadness and remorse," co-owner Taylor Lumia told Michael Cieply of the New York Times. “These things are never easy.” The move of CAA and International Creative Management to Century City and big cutbacks at nearby New Line Cinema are blamed for the restaurant's business slowing down. For those who still remember the spot as Joe Allen, it's owned by the family that Allen heads and was "named for a dog that once befriended Mr. Allen in Venice." The Orsos in New York and London will remain open.


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