The new Proud Bird will reopen in April 2017 after an extensive multi-million dollar renovation. The Proud Bird will maintain its aviation-theme and special event spaces and will transition the dining room into a food hall offering diverse artisanal cuisine, paying homage to the cultural melting pot that is Los Angeles and its busiest transportation hub, LAX. The reimagined space will have an open-air feel and industrial accents to celebrate the power of flight with floor-to-ceiling windows that provide panoramic views of LAX’s approach runways. Upon entering the food hall, guests will be greeted by a suspended P-40 Flying Tiger replica and aircraft memorabilia – a nod to David C. Tallichet Jr.’s and all veterans' service during the Second World War. Communal tables, lounge seating, and a sleek bar will surround the open kitchen area and provide varied food and beverage experiences. Together, these elements form a concept that pays tribute to the story of aviation while diners depart on a culinary journey around the world.