The "Fuck Orsini" scrawl on the side of the BBQ King on Cesar Chavez was readable till about 8:30 am today--at that point, the former BBQ joint was just a pile of wood. As previously noted, developer GH Palmer is building Orsini III, its third, Tuscan-themed rental development on the land and while there was talk of the restaurant moving across the street into the retail space of Orsini II, we now hear rumors that Orsini developer GH Palmer canceled the deal. Yes, no one tussles with GH Palmer and survives. Eater LA will have more shortly on this developing story.
· Construction Watch: Downtown's Orsini. That's Amore! [Curbed LA]
· Downtown's Orsini Smoked Out By Texans [Curbed LA]