The Westerly Coffee Shop, now taking shape inside the former La Parrilla restaurant in Silver Lake, is still weeks away from opening but the Sunset Boulevard restaurant space is already up for rent at $8,000 a month in addition to $200,000 in key money. Steve Edelson and Sonny Rouel, who have experience in the nightclub business, are working to finish the Westerly but would prefer to lease it out to another operator, said listing agent Lorena Tomb with BRC Advisors. The monthly rent and key money seem kind of steep but Tomb said that “we have had a lot of interest in it already.”
The interior of the former Mexican restaurant located on the ground floor of a triangular brick building at Sunset Boulevard and Westerly Terrace has been remodeled, with rows of bright orange booths set in the middle of white-washed rooms. La Parrilla closed last fall after the owners sold the building to Edelson, who recently purchased Club Los Globos across the street.