Delijanis Move Forward With Plans to Bring Restaurants and Bars to Four Broadway Theaters
by Richard Guzmán | Published by La Downtown News
May 28, 2013
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES – A plan to reactivate four historic Broadway theaters is set to take a major step forward next week. If successful, it will be the starting point to the most important effort in years to bring nightlife to the corridor on a regular basis.
On June 6, representatives of the Delijani family will go before a city zoning administrator to ask for liquor and other permits for nearly a dozen proposed bars, restaurants and lounges at four Broadway theaters.
Shahram Delijani last year announced an initial effort to activate the Palace, Los Angeles, State and Tower theaters on a regular basis; currently, they are used sporadically for events such as concerts and movies. The proposal is tied in to City Councilman José Huizar’s Bringing Back Broadway initiative, and would follow additions to the street such as the Broadway Bar and the Los Angeles Brewing Company, as well as coming businesses including the Ace Hotel and Urban Outfitters.
The Delijanis are essentially trying to consolidate permits for all four venues into a single “theater complex,” even though they are blocks apart. If successful, it would make it easier to develop and market the properties to restaurant and bar owners.
“Now that the economy is coming back, the timing is right and they are really ready to proceed,” said Kate Bartolo, a land-use consultant working on the theaters with the Delijani family.
Shahram Delijani, who is spearheading the proposal, was not available for comment.
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