Tar Pit, Mark Peel and Jay Perrin's ode to the classic American supper club, is no more. Friday evening an invitation went out on Facebook to attend "Tar Pit's Final Act": "It is with great sadness that I spread this message but Tar Pit will be closing its doors for good following service tomorrow night. Please come out and say farewell to the beautiful space and the wonderful staff that bring it to life," the unsigned announcement read.
And then Saturday night the La Brea Avenue restaurant officially closed down, done in by the age-old restaurant bugaboo of a problematic lease, according to Peel. "I am sad we are closing here just because of lease problems," he texted Sunday night in response to questions. "I am proud...Mar 4, 2012 / More »
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