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WeHo Thinks Soho is a No-No

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Some residents of West Hollywood and neighboring Beverly Hills are in an uproar about the British-import members-only club Soho, which is poised to open up on the penthouse level of the Luckman Plaza on the Sunset Strip. Those opposing the club fear that it will lead to excessive noise, crowds, and traffic in the area, not to mention increased paparazzi presence aiming to snap a goldmine shot of one of the club's exclusive members. "More than 80 residents have signed an appeal by the West Hollywood-Beverly Hills Neighborhood Assn. against allowing SoHo House" to set up at the Luckman, reports KABC-AM.

Those in favor of the club think it will stimulate sagging business on the Strip, as well as draw far fewer people than the opposition claim, since the social club with rooftop pool and restaurant will have a maximum capacity of 300 guests, and have not so much a "nightclub" atmosphere as a meeting place to hang out and relax for its members.

The City Council will consider the appeal in their meeting tomorrow.