The Arts District Is Getting A Second Swanky Private Club
It looks as though the Arts District is getting not one, but two fancy private clubs. We already know that a Soho House, called Soho Warehouse, is taking over a former music rehearsal space—in a way, kicking artists out of the Arts District. And now, it appears that yet another private club will move into the Arts District, this time in the former Challenge Cream and Butter Company warehouse at 2nd and Vignes streets.
According to Urbanize LA, the building was purchased by British real estate investment firm Est4te Four Capital four months ago to the tune of $21.6 million. A filing with the city's Planning Department indicates that the company intends to tack three new floors on top of the existing two floors, and wants to install a private club, office space, a gym and a pool. Retail and eateries would be put into the ground floor.
When Est4te Four Capital bought the building, a rep said that they were looking at finding "a high end co-working membership club" to act as an anchor, according to Curbed LA.
Over in West Hollywood, the Hustler store is possibly closing and moving to Hollywood Blvd. to make way for an L.A. outpost of London's Arts Club.