The Crosby Owners Reopening Same Space with New Restaurant Called The North Left

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Shadow box being used to promote The North Left--fascinating...
Back in January, owners of the beloved downtown SanTana restaurant/bar/club The Crosby closed temporarily in the wake of the beating death of Kim Pham just outside its doors, an assault that garnered worldwide attention--and the worst kind of publicity imaginable for the place. The Crosby announced shortly thereafter that it was closing permanently in the wake of the tragedy, leaving a stunned fan base wondering what, if anything, was next for its talented team.

The Weekly can now report what's next: a new restaurant called The North Left, which will be in the exact space that once housed the Crosby.

"Same place--just new name," said a Crosby North Left employee. "Same owners. The vibe will be different."

Construction is currently underway, but no open date is set. We'll keep ustedes posted, and welcome the muy talented team of Chris Alfaro, Phil Nisco and Mark Yamaoka back with open arms. Stay tuned...

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jilllee
jilllee

Great, another a ghetto trash club will be opened. 

Mike Reyes
Mike Reyes

Hopefully they enforce a policy to ban ratchets of all races.

Mike Reyes
Mike Reyes

I knew it! So happy, welcome back

Aaron Roach
Aaron Roach

Stupid revisionist civil war history.

dubyadawg
dubyadawg topcommenter

Can't wait for that New Santa Ana guy to trash this.  He was so happy the Crosby closed.  He hates everything downtown.  It's ok, downtown left him in the dust a long time ago.  Ha, ha!


Abel Stearns
Abel Stearns

I would have gone with The Frrasier. But that's just me.

Jamie De La Mora
Jamie De La Mora

Rad! Hope they put those awesome lobster tacos on the menu!

mhip
mhip

So now you have to worry about Lions, as well as packs of pissed off chicas?

slop
slop

Crosby was already going downhill long before that death. It just accelerated their shut-down. Over the last year, the quality of their food and service was in serious decline as they were trying to become more of a night-club rather than a restaurant/bar, which was their strength.

jmcguinness
jmcguinness

Noticed a three day notice to pay rent or quit on The Volstead space. What's going on there?

JBinOC
JBinOC topcommenter

Now, if only the Fiesta Twin movie theater would re-open in the same space...

serracho
serracho

cool, i'm glad they weren't somehow forced out because of this. i'll be there. 

dubyadawg
dubyadawg topcommenter

You wish, loser.

artpedroza
artpedroza

Can't wait to run their OC Health inspection reports.

JBinOC
JBinOC topcommenter

LOL

lard
lard

@slop I agree with you 100%. I remember going during the early years and it was a wonderful escape with great music, food, and deejays. Then it turned into a Vegas-style bar/club with a rather large number of annoying "youngsters." I'm hoping that there is better planning with the entertainment and musicians if not the "New" Crosby should open up at The Block, or whatever the "new" name for the Block is now...

dubyadawg
dubyadawg topcommenter

@jmcguinness  Don't believe it.


dubyadawg
dubyadawg topcommenter

@JBinOC  The FRIDA CINEMA is soooooooooo much better than that old dump!  It's going nowhere!

dekay93
dekay93

It did reopen as The Frida cinema.

dubyadawg
dubyadawg topcommenter

Haha! You got served! Haha!

dubyadawg
dubyadawg topcommenter

The Block is lame.

slop
slop

@lard @slop I call it "The Cock", and similarly, Spectrum would be "The Rectum" of Orange County.

slop
slop

@dubyadawg @slopGood one! You showed me. Seriously, I used love Crosby a couple years ago. Went there a few times more recently after they changed management, and the food and service were gone to hell compared to how it used to be. Attendance had gone down too.

JBinOC
JBinOC topcommenter

@dubyadawg @JBinOC  

The Calle Cuatro I want is the one with quinceañera shops and '80s-era twin movie theaters with screaming niños running amok.  Couldn't you art fags have found a black box space behind a speakeasy to show your German coming-of-age stories?  By the way, I used two words with tildes in this post...as Kevin Spacey would say, I rule

GustavoArellano
GustavoArellano moderator editortopcommenter

@slop They changed chefs, but the management remained...

dubyadawg
dubyadawg topcommenter

Yeah, been following them for a while now and been inside the space a few times. What?

DubyaPerra
DubyaPerra

Hello Mr. Chase.  Did you ever meet a Mexican you didn't want to evict?

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