Proud Bird restaurant closes Dec. 21 after 47 years

The Proud Bird | Katherine Davis

The Proud Bird prepares to close. | Katherine Davis

[Update: The Proud Bird announced Dec. 13 that it would, in fact, be able to remain open.]

After nearly 50 years of serving filet mignon dinners and champagne brunches, the much loved Proud Bird Restaurant neighboring LAX is preparing to close its doors for good on Dec. 21. What will patrons and employees remember about this richly-decorated, aviation-themed, banquet-ready eatery?

Hear their comments — and the sounds of whizzing planes — in an audio story from Annenberg Radio News

And click here to view a photo slideshow by Katherine Davis. 

Diners enjoy one of The Proud Bird's last meals. | Katherine Davis

Diners enjoy one of The Proud Bird’s last meals. | Katherine Davis

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