Tower Theater Upgrades
Plans Went Before Zoning Administration This Week
Published: Friday, February 5, 2010 10:25 AM PST
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES – A proposal to turn a historic theater into a bar, restaurant and entertainment venue went before the Office of Zoning Administration this week.
On Monday, Feb. 8, Zoning officials heard a request to allow alcohol sales at the 1927 Tower Theater at 802 S. Broadway (a decision is pending).
Plans for the property, which is owned by the Delijani family, call for creating a 7,429-square-foot bar/lounge in the basement, a nearly 6,000-square-foot restaurant on the ground floor, as well as an 827-square-foot outdoor patio.
The Tower is one of four Broadway theaters the Delijanis own. Reopening the family’s Los Angeles, Palace, State and Tower theaters is seen as a crucial step in 14th District Councilman’s José Huizar’s efforts to revitalize Broadway. None of the four are regularly open.