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Original* Hamburger Hamlet on the Sunset Strip Closing in December

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News came yesterday that the original location of the once-strong Hamburger Hamlet chain will be closing for good in December. The Sunset Strip Hamlet opened in 1950, and drew a celeb crowd and a loyal fan base, says Eater LA.

Why the shutter? Apparently the Hamlet is no longer a chic draw and the property owners are looking for a trendier restaurant to fill the space. The location has been purchased by Innovative Dining Group (IDG) who are the folks behind the Sushi Roku chain, and BOA Steakhouse, among other tonier eateries.

Adds Eater LA:

Hamlet employees (many worked there for 20+ years) have been notified about this end of the road and are understandably distraught. Other locations around town have shuttered over the past few years, now the Pasadena and Sherman Oaks restaurants remain.
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IDG has not revealed yet what they plan to put in the vacated Hamlet space. The restaurant will close for good on December 19th.

*Note: While this is a longstanding HH location, it is not the original location, as we erroneously indicated. That location was also on Sunset, and opened in 1950.