The LOS ANGELES TIMES and BALTIMORE SUN report this morning that most of the remaining ESPN Zones will soon be “shut down.” Last year the Atlanta and Denver stores were closed. Next to be shuttered: Las Vegas, New York, D.C., Baltimore and Chicago.
An AEG source told me this morning that the only ESPN-themed restaurants to survive - for now - will be the the location in Anaheim and the downtown Los Angeles location.
The Anaheim store is owned and operated by a Disney subsidiary and is part of the Downtown Disney development. The ESPN Zone in L.A. is owned and operated by AEG and is the cornerstone property of AEG’s L.A. Live development - located just a few feet from Staples Center.
The closures are no surprise. Read more…