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B.S. Taqueria to Close Downtown Location Citing ‘Real Estate Landscape’

4:13 PM PST on February 25, 2019

[dropcap size=big]C[/dropcap]hef Ray Garcia's lauded B.S. Taqueria will shutter its downtown L.A. location in April after failing to reach an agreement on a new lease in the rampantly redeveloping sector of town, according to a company statement. The news was first reported by Eater LA.

The Alta California taco shop's lease at its 7th Street location will not be renewed when it expires April 13, and there is no new location as of yet. The company cited "a change in the real estate landscape" for the scheduled closure.

"After this date, the restaurant intends to serve guests through catering and events, including its taco and churro carts, while looking for a new home," B.S. Taqueria's statement said.

"Chef Ray Garcia and his team love being a part of the DTLA community and invite Angelenos to continue to enjoy the taqueria in the coming weeks," the restaurant said. "Broken Spanish and the other B.S. Taqueria at Staples Center will not be impacted by this change."

Tacos at B.S. Taqueria.
Tacos at BS Taqueria

Garcia continues to be one of the marquee names in the food world. He is scheduled to be part of this year's Outstanding in the Field, the $225 four-course dinner that happens each night at Coachella in the VIP section.

The news comes at a bit of a shock considering how successful Garcia's brand is, but even the most successful shops are no match for L.A.'s rampant redevelopment. The real estate market in downtown L.A. has been shifting at such exponential rates, that it has apparently surpassed even 2015, when B.S. Taqueria first opened among a flurry of new restaurants, bars, and high-priced apartment buildings.

Since opening four years ago, Chef Garcia's taqueria has quickly become a standout for hits like the rice and beans bolsa, imported tortillas, and the carnitas tacos, which were recently selected by L.A. Taco and Discover Los Angeles as part of the Taco Trek of the essential tacos to try in Los Angeles.

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