The landmark Clifton's on Broadway will be shut down for three to six months, according to Eater LA. The kitchen and the serving line will be redone, and the dining rooms will undergo what you could either call restoration to the 1930's original look or hipsterizing by Andrew Meieran, who also owns The Edison. The bakery will remain open for takeout during the closure.
Also in downtown: The space formerly occupied by the Royal Claytons, across from Church & State and the Biscuit Lofts, is coming back as The Little Bear bar. At least, that's the Eater version. Sister site Curbed says it's "the legendary Church & State" that's being replaced. My money's on Eater on this one.