Eateries’ closures surprise county officials

first_img“We are contacting EMC to see what happened,” Crane said. “It is in the department’s interest to keep those restaurants open until EMC was ready for redevelopment. We don’t want boarded-up restaurants.” While both restaurants have operated at the site for years, EMC bought the lease of the building in 2005 and presented a redevelopment proposal to the county. The county owns the marina area, and private companies and individuals with long-term leases with the county operate all commercial and residential properties. Various proposed construction projects around the marina have generated some opposition because of anticipated traffic increases from new housing and retail operations. The proposal for the Harbor House and Edie’s site was to tear down the low-rise building and construct a multistory structure that could include offices, restaurants and possibly a small specialty grocery store. It wasn’t clear how closure of the two restaurants may affect those plans. EMC had been in the process of obtaining required permits for the redevelopment when the two restaurants closed.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Harbor House and Edie’s Diner, co-owned restaurants in the same building at 4211 Admiralty Way, attracted customers with outdoor patios overlooking large party boats and private watercraft. Both restaurants have been used by filmmakers for films and TV shows. A note on the locked door of Harbor House said a scheduled filming was set for later this month. As workers Wednesday removed outdoor patio furniture from Edie’s Diner, an employee told a phone caller that the restaurant had closed “permanently.” But as late as Tuesday night, notes on the doors of both restaurants indicated they were only closed Tuesday “for maintenance.” Official representatives of the restaurants and EMC Financial, which leases the building that houses the two restaurants, declined to comment. Dusty Crane, division chief of the Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors, said she was surprised to hear about the closures and planned to investigate. MARINA DEL REY: Harbor House and Edie’s Diner, long a part of the waterfront, appear to be shut for good. By City News Service Two longtime Marina del Rey waterfront restaurants abruptly closed this week, much to the surprise of Los Angeles County officials, who said they expected the eateries to remain open until a disputed development plan is finalized. last_img read more

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Four ways Tottenham can beat Chelsea and remain ‘invincible’

first_imgTottenham Hotspur travel to Chelsea on Saturday night looking not only revenge, but for their first win at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League.Last season, the Blues came from 2-0 down to draw with the Lilywhites and officially end their title ambitions, allowing Leicester City to lift the trophy.Now, with retribution and redemption in mind, Spurs must come up against an in-form Chelsea side swatting aside opponents thanks to their new formation.So, how can Tottenham finally dispatch the Blues and exorcise the ghost of last season’s result, which left some players in tears? Click the right arrow above to see our thoughts… 2. Stop taking short goal-kicks – Tottenham don’t concede many goals, but when they do the root is often a punished error. Regularly, these errors are directly linked to their propensity for a short-goal kick. When these restarts work, they look good and allow Spurs to attack quickly, getting the full-backs forward and into the game early. When they don’t, they leave the central defenders under pressure and Hugo Lloris, almost certainly, facing a shot or making a rash clearance – giving the ball back to their opponents in an attacking position. For this game, with Chelsea in irresistible form, it’s best not to give them any kind of chance or opening. So, for one game at least, they must be smarter when Lloris has the ball at his feet. 1. Use Heung-Min Son and Christian Eriksen on the flanks – Click the right arrow above for more ways Tottenham can beat Chelsea… – If Tottenham can disrupt Chelsea’s back-three, they could get themselves all three points at Stamford Bridge. Drawing either Cesar Azpilicueta or Gary Cahill away from their nominal position could allow Spurs space and time in front of goal. Both Son and Eriksen have the ability to take on opponents and create mischief, with the South Korean inspiring Mauricio Pochettino’s men last weekend against West Ham, engaging Michail Antonio and Havard Nordtveit, assisting a goal and winning a penalty. Eriksen, who looks laboured and restricted in a central role, could flourish given time out on the flank. With both players also able switch sides throughout the match there is added flexibility. The last time these two occupied similar roles was against Arsenal and they had plenty of joy. 4 4. Dominate the midfield – using Moussa Sissoko – We know he’s out of form, but give us a moment. If Tottenham are going to get any foothold into the game they need to disrupt Ngolo Kante and Nemanja Matic. The Blues’ duo have been in superb form, keeping things tight and both winning the ball and keeping it, with impressive passing success statistics. If Mauricio Pochettino wants to overrun these two, he should consider moving Sissoko into a midfield three alongside Victor Wanyama and Mousa Dembele. Using Wanyama as an anchorman, capable of dropping in alongside centre-backs Eric Dier and Kevin Wimmer, and Dembele and Sissoko as box-to-box hustlers they could dominate the centre of the pitch. 4 4 3. Stop Chelsea’ dribblers – The Blues’ ability to transition from defence to attack thanks to their superb dribbling stars is impressive. Their wing-backs, and their wide forwards, are extremely capable of engaging and beating opponents. It’s crucial to their game and Tottenham would be smart to nip these in the bud. Whether it be a tactical foul or a feat of physical strength, it’s crucial Spurs stop them from meandering towards goal. Pochettino’s midfielders should be ready to muck in and double-team Chelsea’s attacking threats when necessary. 4last_img read more

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