The Formosa Cafe in Hollywood first opened in 1925 but shut down in recent years. Now the cafe is getting a second chance at life, with renovations starting soon and a suspected reopening date of next year.
The renovations are expected to cost around $1 million. The new menu will include Chinese and Thai dishes with dim sum and craft cocktails. The 1933 Group released a statement about the decision.
“In a time when beloved establishments are closing throughout Los Angeles, our company mission has evolved to prioritizing the preservation of the city’s architecture and history.”
The Formosa Cafe is located on Santa Monica Boulevard and initially was right next to the Samuel Goldwyn Studio. (Now The Lot.) It was a popular location with stars throughout the years like Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, and Humphrey Bogart.