Downtown institution Cole's reopens on Monday after a major renovation by new owner Cedd Moses, and to celebrate the restaurant is hosting a number of pre-opening events. Curbed stopped by last night's benefit for the LA Conservancy to drink a couple of cocktails, try the mini-French dips, and snap a few shots of the newly-renovated space. Good news for fans of the 100-year old restaurant - much remains the same. The old signs, the stained glass, the floor tiles seem to be unchanged. Gone are the red vinyl stools, replaced with sleek black ones. Also gone are the Tiffany lamps, replaced with amber glass chandeliers. Cole's continues the celebration tomorrow with all French dips, side salads and pie for $1. Make sure you use the spicy mustard.
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