The Hen House Closing Exactly One Year From Opening In San Diego's Crown Point

July 25, 2023

After only a year in business, The Hen House all-day brunch restaurant will soon shutter in San Diego's Crown Point. 

Empress Capital Investments was founded by Northern California native James Langley in 2017 with the opening of the first Wokou Ramen & Yakitori in San Diego's Carmel Valley (which has since closed). The hospitality group also previously operated now-defunct California Native within Del Mar Highlands Town Center and had a second Wokou location in the Crown Point area of Pacific Beach, which was converted last year into morning focused The Hen House

The Hen House, which first opened on July 30, 2022, will permanently close after end of service on Sunday, July 30. There has been no announcement as to the reason for the closure of the all-day brunch restaurant. 

Empress Capital also has Leap Coffee in Escondido and a location of Death By Tequila in Encinitas with a second branch of that concept in the works to open in North Park. Empress founder James Langley is also the founder and CEO of Resident Brewing in downtown San Diego and has been instrumental in the continued growth of Rise & Shine Restaurant Group's Breakfast Republic chain. Empress is also in the process of converting the space that previously housed Westerly Public House in San Diego's Point Loma to a new location of Crafted Culture, a bar & restaurant concept which first opened in San Diego's North County of Sabre Springs in 2021.

The Hen House is located at 3801 Ingraham Street in San Diego's Crown Point area. For more information, visit