A new restaurant planned for San Fernando Boulevard will bring lush landscaping to create a park-like atmosphere and nearly 900 square feet of outdoor dining.
The restaurant, to be located at 546 S. San Fernando Blvd., will incorporate an existing 2,494-square-foot building that was once a landscaping nursery. With two large outdoor dining areas, there will be a total of about 3,600 square feet of restaurant space, according to plans approved by the Planning Board last month.
Applicant Aram Mnatsakanyan had requested an outdoor stage for unamplified performances by musicians, but planning commissioners nixed that feature because of two nearby apartment buildings.
The Planning Board also went along with a staff recommendation stipulating that patrons cannot be seated in the outdoor dining areas after 10 p.m., although those already sitting there may stay.
The restaurant, which plans to offer an “eclectic” menu, must close at midnight, according to city code.