We have all been waiting eagerly for this day to happen: the opening of Umami Burger’s flagship location, called Umamicatessen, at 9th and Broadway–in the midst of some of the most exciting urban redevelopment in LA history. According to an email sent out by BringingBackBroadway, the soft opening for the new restaurant is set for March 3 (that’s next Saturday) with an official ribbon-cutting grand opening not long after.
With 6 other locations in LA, Umami Burger has become one of the most popular “burger lounges” in the city. Many see the flagship location, Umamicatessen in Downtown LA, as the next level of Umami Burger and another affirmative sign that not only supports Downtown LA’s urban revitalization, but also Broadway’s future as the next hottest destination on the West Coast as it continues to attract new investments and dollars.
This intersection of Broadway and 9th Street is finally gaining the critical mass it needs to make a regional impact that will likely become a huge magnet for more development to follow. Basically, becoming catalytic by virtue of synergy. Within a stone’s throw of the new Umamicatessen includes: the new Ace Hotel under development, Sparkle Factory, Two Boots, and Pattern Bar.