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Knitting Factory to Keeps its Location... For Now

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The Knitting Factory's conditional use permit was challenged last month and if they lost a Conditional Use Permit hearing, they could have been forced to close their doors. Someone at the Scientology building next door allegedly started a petition complaining about the music venue which started this whole matter.

"The hearing went pretty smooth," explained Bruce Duff of the Knitting Factory in an e-mail to LAist. "It opened with Zoning Administrator Lourdes Green announcing that they had no intention of revoking our license and that despite all that had led up to the hearing, the intention of the Zoning Commission was to keep the Knitting Factory running and open."

The Knitting Factory has two months to comply with some "rather minor issues," and then the Zoning Commission would re-examine the situation and might rewrite parts of the permit to more clearly reflect what the they do as a live music venue. "As it stands now, I feel it’s safe to say we will remain open in this location through the end of our current lease, through October 2009," said Duff. "Of course, this is Hollywood, things change hourly, but we feel pretty good about everything and are happy with the outcome."

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