RIP Cliff's Books - Off-Ramp for September 28, 2013

The Proud Bird, historic LAX adjacent restaurant, to close

Proud Bird

Proud Bird

Proud Bird restaurant at LAX.

Perched on the south side of Los Angeles International Airport is the Proud Bird--an enormous, aviation themed steak and seafood restaurant. For 48 years, LA residents and tourists have flocked to the Proud Bird not just to eat but to watch LAX's planes take off and land and admire the aviation themed decor. That includes a sizable collection of old planes on the restaurant's lawn. 

But now, the Torrance Daily Breeze reports that come November the restaurant will be shut its doors for good--a rent dispute is to blame. Off-Ramp producer Kevin Ferguson talked with the Breeze's Brian Sumers about the story behind the Proud Bird's demise.


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