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Sad Mac: DTLA's Mac & Cheeza Closing Sunday (But They Aren't Going Away!)

One of Mac & Cheeza's creations (Zach Behrens/LAist)
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Has the comfort food bubble burst, or is this restaurant closing story just another case of landlord-tenant strife? The latter seems to be the case when it comes to the impending shutter of Mac & Cheeza, the Downtown eatery that specialized in macaroni and cheese.

LA Downtown News says the restaurant, which is run by Larkin Mackey and Joshua McBride, is closing Sunday, January 29, due to "issues with the landlord."

Luckily, Mackey and McBride also operate Larkin's Joint, a soul food restaurant in Eagle Rock, where they say a "quick service" Mac & Cheeza outpost will soon open. We've also long heard scuttlebutt they're looking to launch a food truck, and now that looks to be happening in March.

Shortly before Mac & Cheeza's February 2010 opening, LAist got to taste-drive several of their quirky mac and cheese dishes, including some vegan ones. "I've been obsessed with mac and cheese since I was really little. So I was like 'why hasn't anyone done that?'" Mackey said at the time.

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