Sadly the Encounter Restaurant at LAX has been closed for at least six months. This came on the radio news today.
The reason seems to be some structural difficulty; a 1,000-pound piece of stucco fell off the underside of one of the arches.
Hopefully the damage can and will be be repaired. On the other hand, knowing the speed with which buildings disappear in this city, I am not quite sure whether it will be repaired.
I am hoping for the best. The Encounter is one of the landmarks of Los Angeles, dearly loved by many Angelenos. Even though we poke fun at it – but always with a smile.