MELROSE—Longtime Hollywood destination restaurant Ammo will be shutting its Highland location’s doors and moving to Melrose Avenue.
Founded by Amy Sweeney in 1996, Ammo was one of the first farm-to-table restaurants in Hollywood. Now, after nearly two decades, Ammo is moving. On July 25, the original location at 1155 Highland Avenue will close.
The new location, down a few blocks at 6909 Melrose Avenue, is scheduled to open in late August.
“We felt it was time to look for a new home that meets our needs for where our business is now,” Sweeney said in a statement given to the Los Angeles Times. “[We] needed a space that would better support both a return to our roots and a new direction, while remaining in the area.”
The Melrose location—which is a much smaller space than the Highland one—will not offer the same kind of sit-down dining experience that the original was known for. Instead, items from the existing menu will be available for take out and delivery, while the space opens early to serve pour-over coffee and tea with baked goods and granola.
While the service will change, the minimalist aesthetics will not. Commune Design Group—the same firm that developed the original Hollywood location and the Ammo Café at the Hammer Museum in Westwood—will design the new Melrose location.
Salt’s Cure, the small and trendy West Hollywood restaurant best known for its brunches, is set to take over the Highland address. Its opening is projected for late fall 2015.