The Far East Building, home to the Chop Suey Café (a.k.a. the Far East Café) and some of the best neon signage in downtown Los Angeles, will be getting a facelift. Its brick walls, which were damaged in the 1994 Northridge earthquake, will finally be repaired thanks to a $7,500 grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation, according to Pacific Citizen.

The Far East Building, a Little Tokyo landmark that has been around since 1896, is actually comprised of three buildings that now house a handful of affordable housing units, the cafe and a computer learning center.

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