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British Pub Cat & Fiddle Will Return To Hollywood In Early 2017

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The Cat & Fiddle vanished from Hollywood nightlife on December 15, 2014, after owners claimed the landlords of the space had located a tenant willing to pony up more cash. Rumors abounded, both regarding who would take over their former spot with its lovely patio, and as to whether or not Cat & Fiddle would be able to find a new home. Cat & Fiddle had occupied the secluded space on Sunset and Schrader for 32 years, but originally opened in 1982 on Laurel Canyon Boulevard. Perhaps the third time will be the charm for the British pub when it opens in the former Mud Hen space on Highland and Melrose early next year.

According to Ashlee Gardner—who now owns the family business with her twin sister Camille and their mother Paula—they are still technically in escrow, but plan to reopen in February.

"We plan to remain a British…pub and restaurant serving our famous fish 'n chips," Gardner tells LAist. "We have new ideas in menu and decor to match the new space, but we are still the local pub and are very excited to share the new venture with everyone."

The new decor only makes sense, considering they sold everything off in a big blowout sale when they shuttered.

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Mud Hen's Susan Feniger is now involved with Mary Sue Miliken (Border Grill) and Kajsa Alger (Blue Window) in the new food options at The Huntington in San Marino, according to a release from The Huntington.

Meanwhile, the former Cat & Fiddle space is currently under construction preparing for new occupancy by New York restauranteurs April Bloomfield (The Spotted Pig, The Breslin Bar & Dining Room) and Ken Friedman (The Spotted Pig), according to Eater. Tentative plans for that space involve a Middle Eastern restaurant, possibly helmed by chef Chad Colby (Chi Spacca).

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