Only 6 months after opening in downtown San Diego, Los Angeles-based 24-hour diner Du-par's Restaurant & Bakery has shuttered, ending its run in America's Finest City. The eatery also previously had a location in Point Loma that closed in 2015.
Du-par's is a family-run operation that opened its first location in Los Angeles in 1938 and now has three outposts in the LA-area and one in Las Vegas. The company first ventured into San Diego with a location in the Midway District that opened in 2009 and closed in 2015 to make room for the way-too-large Gaslamp branch, which debuted at 440 J Street in August 2016. The 24-hour, classic-style diner was committed to from-scratch cooking, even grinding their own burger meat, making their own jellies and jams and baking up all their pastries and pies. It's sad to see them go, as it filled a much-needed late night dining void in San Diego.
It appears as if the Du-par's company may be in the midst of some financial hardship, as the company also closed its location at the Golden Gate Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas this past Tuesday. Their location at Las Vegas' Suncoast Hotel & Casino remains open.
For more information on Du-par's Restaurant & Bakery, visit dupars.net.