The public will have an opportunity on Wednesday to weigh in on a proposed brewery in Atwater Village and a planned convenience store in Echo Park that are seeking to sell alcohol.
Echo Park 7-Eleven *
The 7-Eleven chain is seeking a city permit that would allow beer and wine sales from a proposed Echo Park outlet at the southeast corner of Glendale Boulevard and Berkeley Street. The 24-hour store would sell beer and wine to go from 6 a.m. to 1:45 a.m. under a conditional use permit. Some nearby residents have raised concerns that the opening of a 24-hour convenience store selling beer and wine in the existing minimall would worsen traffic congestion on Berkeley and attract more homeless to the area. Officials from the chain said that it would be unlikely for the store to open if beer and wine are not allowed. If residents cannot attend the public hearing to comment on the permit application, they can do so in writing by contact Jae Kim at the Planning Department. Click here for contact information and hearing notice details.
Atwater Village brewery
In a separate public hearing on Wednesday, the owners of a proposed new brewery and restaurant in north Atwater Village are seeking approval to serve beer and wine in an approximately 150-seat restaurant and beer tasting room connected to the brewery. The Eastsider reported in May that Tony Yanow, who is opening the giant Mohawk Bend restaurant in Echo Park, was preparing to open the 100,000-barrel a year brewery and restaurant in an industrial strip along San Fernando Road and the 134 Freeway. The public hearing on Wednesday will review the request by Yanow’s L.A. Brewing to serve beer and wine on the premises and sell items to go from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Residents who want to respond in writing to L.A. Beer’s permit request can contact Jordan Turner at the Planning Department. Click here for contact information and hearing notice details.
* Update: 7-Eleven plans to ask to have the hearing postponed by two months, according to a comment to this post from Echo Park neighborhood council President Jose Sigala.