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Food

Dominick's In West Hollywood Is Closing

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Former Rat Pack hangout Dominick's in West Hollywood is closing before 2016.Italian-American restaurant Dominick's at 8715 Beverly Blvd. will close before the end of the year, Eater LA reports. Its spinoff, Los Feliz's Lil Dom's, launched in 2008 and will remain open. Phew.

In the early days of Dominick's, it was an exclusive spot frequented by the Rat Pack. Elvis Presley supposed signed his film contracts here, according to Huffington Post. According to General Manager Jessica Schmidt, those who entered through the front door were kicked out, as anyone who was anyone knew you went through the back. Other celebrities graced the restaurant over the years, including Kiefer Sutherland, Sean Penn, Leonardo DiCaprio and Britney Spears, according to L.A. Confidential Magazine.

Warner Ebbink and Brandon Boudet (Mini Bar, 101 Coffee Shop) bought Dominick's in 2004, restoring earlier interior hallmarks such as the tiled floor and the red, leather booths.

A California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control document indicates that a business called Verlaine may move into the spot.