Valets, greeters and guest lists at the entrance. A red carpet and TV crews in the lobby. Game show host Bob Barker in a black turtleneck lounging on the roof top deck. This is not your typical Echo Park party. This grand opening celebration was thrown tonight by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals for their new West Coast headquarters in Echo Park. Barker, who donated $2.5 million to help turn the former Art Deco-style auto showroom on Sunset Boulevard into PETA offices, was on hand as were other celebrities. But, for anyone living in Echo Park, the star of the show was the rooftop wood deck with a view of downtown, D.J., bar, vegan appetizers and Bob Barker. Welcome to Echo Park, circa 2012. Click on the link below for more photos.
- PETA opens Echo Park headquarters with bark and bite. L.A.Times