The Sakai-Kozawa family owned and operated their longtime floral business, Tokio Florist, from 1960 to 2006. In November 2019, Historic-Cultural Monument (HCM) designation of the property was approved by the City Council.
Significant alterations to the historic Chandelier Room were proposed in April 2013. Ultimately plans were revised to ensure the feel of the space remained, though some character-defining elements were impacted.
Senate bills SB 9 and SB 10 were approved by the Senate on August 31, 2021 and signed into law by Governor Newsom on September 16, 2021. Both have serious implications for heritage conservation efforts statewide and throughout Los Angeles.