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Sportsmen's Lodge: Reports of its Death Greatly Exaggerated

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This week the Sportsmen's Lodge in Studio City seems to have opened and closed more times than Homer Simpson's refrigerator door (The light goes on; the light goes off; the light goes on; the light goes off). On Tuesday, the Sportsmen's Lodge director, Linda Scott, told ABC News that the lodge is "destined for the wrecking ball." The story was picked up on AP and widely reported yesterday.

Not so fast. According to the new owner, Richard Weintraub, the lodge will remain open, in spite of planned renovations, as yesterday's Extra Extra suggested.

I am dismayed at the misleading and inaccurate representations on the part of my tenant," Weintraub said in a statement. "As the owner of the Sportsmen's Lodge Hotel site, I have no plans, and never have had plans, to close all of the restaurant and banquet facilities.