Live in Los Feliz? Didn't Like the Organic Liaison Party Last Night? Owner Kirstie Alley Says Get Laid & Get a F-Ing Life!
If Kirstie Alley was hoping Los Feliz would embrace her new health food store, Organic Liaison, she might have reconsidered how she premiered the shop. Last night, Vermont Avenue, in the heart of Los Feliz Village, was shut down to traffic to accommodate the store's splashy opening party. Residents weren't invited, but they were treated to a night of noisy music, dancers on platforms, and giant spotlights. Didn't like it? Alley doesn't care.
Los Feliz resident and LAist contributor Rebecca Joyce elaborates on last night's spectacle:
Those of us who live in Los Feliz weren't adequately notified of the event, nor were we invited. Instead, we were disrupted by the loudness that went well into the night. At the event, several residents were heard complaining to the police. The officers already had a print out with complaint procedures in their hands, as though they'd been fielding many of these complaints. Creative professionals whose work was disrupted, families unable to put their young children to bed, commuters angry at the closure of Vermont Ave., were all among the people I heard from. Some businesses surrounding Organic Liaison said, on condition of anonymity, that business had been negatively affected by the event.
On Twitter, others took 140 or fewer characters to express their disdain:
@cayrez: What a fcking obnoxious way to enter the neighborhood, organic liaison. I hate u already
@worldofcrap: Holy shit, a Red Carpet street party for "food and art space" Organic Liaison. Not even open and already I'm praying it burns down.
@katydutexas: Organic liaison is now on my blacklist for bringing this hollywood trash to my neighborhood
One local, @eugeniedfranval went into the fray and shot this video (NSFW due to language), which shows just how loud and crowded the party was. "I'm making this video because this is pure and utter bullshit," she says, and concludes with a plea for locals to contact Councilmember Tom LaBonge to question the issuing of the permit for the event.
This morning, @eugeniefranval took to Twitter to confront Alley about the party. Alley replied: @eugeniedfranval GIRL..you need to get a Fin life....this is HOLLYWOOD baby.....PARTYS don't even begin till 11:00.....u need to get LAID
While @eugeniedfranval was able to weave her way somewhat into the outside party, Joyce could not get into the event itself:
Trying to get a closer look, I was denied access to the front entrance to Organic Liaison by security personnel. I got the impression that the V.I.P.s party inside, while the rest of us party outside, except there was no one there. It seems that the residents were not interested in attending this party.
After 10 p.m., which is the standard music amplification noise curfew in Los Angeles, Joyce says "the music could still be heard three blocks away."
Friends and fans of Alley, who either partied with her last night or adore her from afar, gushed online last night and this morning about how fun the event was and how great the 60-year-old actress and upcoming "Dancing With the Stars" contestant looks.