Less than three months after moving into its new West Coast headquarters in Echo Park, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is planning to purchase a neighboring building that is the long-time home to Wells Tile & Antiques, one of the city’s leading purveyors of rare and pricy vintage tile and pottery. It’s not clear what PETA has in mind for the approximately 5,100-square-foot, two-story building located to the west of its Sunset Boulevard building, which contains about 34,000-square feet of space. But a sales listing for the Wells Tile building , which includes a pair of second floor apartments and rooftop deck, said the 90-year-old building would be delivered vacant at the close of escrow. It’s listed for sale at $1.39 million.
“The building owners have the building up for sale, and we have made a serious inquiry,” said a PETA spokeswoman via email. “That is the extent of it for now. Buildings are usually delivered empty, and the tenants would no doubt be compensated for their move.”
The Eastsider is seeking comment from Wells Tile owner Scott Wells.