The Highland Park building that housed the short-lived Cafe Lobos and before that Marty’s bar is now sporting a new name – HPK – and a picture window overlooking York Boulevard. Some of the reader comments on a previous Eastsider story said the windowless building was not welcoming and suggested that a window would help. Said a commenter named Marino:
He needs to tear down the front wall and open it to the street like the York or his own Mia Sushi and/or take some of the huge parking lot and turn it into outdoor dining.
It seems the building owner, Rudy Martinez, owner of Eagle Rock’s Sushi, also thought a window would help and applied for a permit to replace a window that been covered up. What will diners be eating behind that window? Stay tuned.