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Years In The Making, Downtown’s Iconic Clifton’s Cafeteria To Reopen After Remodel

Years In The Making, Downtown’s Iconic Clifton’s Cafeteria To Reopen After Remodel


THEY SAY IT MAY HAVE FALLEN FROM A PASSING PLANE. PAUL: IS OLD AND NEW AGAIN THIS TIME WITH FLAIR. AN ICONIC CAFETERIA RENOVATED. CLIFTON’S HAS BEEN AROUND SINCE THE 1930s. CBS TWOS CRISTY FAJARDO GIVES US A SNAKE PEEK AT THE SPECTACLE BEHIND THE GLASS DOORS. REPORTER: TO BEAT OF LA’S LIVING HISTORY CREATE EVEN OXYGEN AREA AND HAVE CHILDHOOD MEMORIES OF CLIFTON. NOW THE RESTAURANT YOU GREW UP WITH. BACK IN THE 80s WE STICK HIM HERE. REPORTER: REOPENING ITS DOORS ON SEPTEMBER 22 AFTER FOUR-YEAR REMODELED AND MORE THAN $10 MILLION. EXPECT STANDBYS FROM THE BLACK-AND-WHITE ERA AND UPGRADES FROM THE DIGITAL AGE. I PERSONALLY CAME HERE WITH MY GRANDPARENTS. REPORTER: BARBARA JACOBS IS PRESIDENT OF THE COMPANY THAT OWNS CLIFTON’S. SHE SAYS THE PROJECT IS DEEPLY PERSONAL TO HER AND ANDREW MIRON THE HOLLYWOOD FILMMAKER WHO DESIGNED THE REMODEL AND WALK THE LANDMARK. HE SOMEHOW SAW SOMETHING IN THE BUILDING THAT OTHERS DON’T SEE ANYTHING IN AND MAKES MAGIC. REPORTER: PART OF THE MAGIC IS PRESERVING MEMORIES. CAPTURING PHOTOS PATRONS ARE SENDING. THEY ARE GOING TO FIND THEIR MACARONI AND CHEESE, ALL THE TURKEY AND TRIMMINGS, THE BIG DIFFERENCE IS WE ARE GOING TO HAVE FARM TO TABLE. WE WILL HAVE CALIFORNIA GROWN PRODUCE. REPORTER: THEY HELP THIS GENERATION WILL GROW UP THE STORIES OF DINING AROUND THE NEW REDWOODS THAT FILL THE THREE-STORY ATRIUM. I THINK PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE AWESTRUCK BY SOME OF THE CHANGES. REPORTER: THE OWNER. REPORTER: THE OWNER SAY THIS. IS UNCHANGED. THE RESTAURANT MADE AN IMPRESSION CHARGED WHAT ONE CAN PAY IS HIRING 10% OF ITS STAFF. WE ARE NOT JUST GOING TO GET PEOPLE MEALS, WE WILL GIVE THEM SECOND THIRD FOURTH CHANCES. REPORTER: GIVING AN OLD LANDMARK

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