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XIV Now Closed While SBE Comes Up With A New Concept – Los Angeles

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

XIVThe Philippe Starck designed XIV Restaurant Now Closed

Michael Mina & Sam Nazarian Iranian-American entrepreneur and CEO of  SBE closed the failing XIV on August 23, 2011. The concept with its strict rule that all guests at a given table had to order the same list of courses from its 35-item menu, be it three courses or 30. It did not catch on after opening at an inopportune time in the beginning of the global financial crisis in 2008.  Look for a new concept coming from SBE, most likely with Michael Mina aboard, when they come up with something that will work in this space and location.