The Viper Room in West Hollywood will be redeveloped into a new 12-story building
A piece of West Hollywood history will turn into a multipurpose project starting next year. The iconic Viper Room – opened by Johnny Depp and former actor Sal Jenco in 1993 – will become a 12-story skyscraper and construction will begin next year.
Deadline reports that Los Angeles-based Silver Creek Development will transform 8852 W. Sunset Boulevard into a residential building with restaurants, cafes, a luxury hotel, concert hall and recording studio with Viper memorabilia Room originals presented throughout the building.
In a few years, this famous stretch of the Sunset Strip will become unrecognizable with the upcoming Viper Room changes at the corner of Sunset and Larabee. The same goes for the adjoining former Hustler lingerie store which is set to become private London club The Arts Room.
The Re:Her food festival kicks off this weekend
Regarding Her (aka RE:Her) the gastronomy festival starts this Friday. It’s about showing a little more love and supporting women-owned businesses in Los Angeles. There’s a lot going on with 85 participating restaurants like Botanica, Gasolina, Superfine, Rossoblu, Love & Salt, Gogo’s Tacos and Moderno Cocina. Take a look at the full range here.
Gospel brunch from Tammy Faye’s eyes
Craig’s in WeHo Hosts a Tribute to Jessica Chastain’s Film Tammy Faye’s eyes This weekend. It’s part of awards season events across Los Angeles, but this meal comes with free false eyelashes and champagne this Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Reservations are required via open table.
Queen Mary and the Festival Day Trip
It’s been a tough decade for the temporarily closed Queen Mary, but since the City of Long Beach resumed stewardship in 2021, good news is on the horizon. Not only are the $5 million in repairs underway, but the Day Trip music festival will take place in the adjacent park on June 25-26. here.
Handel’s Ice Cream at La Cañada Flintridge
History of LA’s Black Restaurants
Hadley Meares, LA’s unofficial restaurant historian, took a deep dive into history with the legacy of black-owned restaurants. Head toward list for detailed information about Dulan and how Central Avenue became a hub for black residents.