Music promoter Mitchell Frank announced earlier this week that his influential Club Spaceland would be leaving its longtime Silver Lake home and that he would open a new venue featuring DJs, dance music and electronica. That has some folks speculating where Frank, who also operates The Echo and EchoPlex in Echo Park, will open up his new club. Frank, in an interview with Pop & Hiss, didn’t get too specific about the location he has in mind:
“It’s pretty badass. It’s got flavor all around. It’s somewhere between east Hollywood and downtown. I don’t want to jinx it, but when you find out you’ll be like “Oh, OK, that’s it.”
A reader comment on Pop & Hiss and The Eastsider suggested that Frank’s new club would take over another Silver Lake nightspot, Los Globos, a Latin nightclub on Sunset Boulevard at Vendome Street. The Eastsider, during a quick drive down Sunset Boulevard, went in search of other options for this nightclub guessing game. How about the abandoned Sunset-Pacific Motel, which just happens to be across the street from Malo, the Mexican restaurant and bar operated by Frank’s Spaceland Productions. If Frank wants a multi-level club with a view, then perhaps an empty, seven-story Sunset Boulevard office building between Echo Park and downtown might be of interest. However, the see-through building that once housed the Metropolitan Water District does need a lot of work as is listed at $9.2 million.
The Eastsider sent Frank an email asking about Los Globos and the location of his new venue. His reply: “No comment.”
Photos from Google Maps, Grubb & Ellis & Curbed L.A.