Restaurants planned for Dr. Fleiss’ Los Feliz office

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Storefront ReportLOS FELIZ —  Pediatrician Paul Fleiss was known not only for some unconventional practices but as the father of Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss. Dr. Fleiss died last year at age 80, and now the Hillhurst Avenue bungalow where he practiced medicine is to be split up into space for two restaurants, according to documents filed with Planning Department.

The company that purchased the property earlier this year, 1824 Hillhurst LLC, is now seeking city permission to change the use of the century-old bungalow from a medical office to two restaurants spread over nearly 3,000-square-feet of space.

The estate of Paul Fleiss sold the property at the corner of Hilhurst and Russell avenues last year for $2.2 million, according to property records. What kind of restaurants would be interested in this space? Stay tuned.

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  1. Interesting, I didn’t know that he died. It is no wonder I haven’t seen him at the Hollywood Farmer’s Market lately.
    This seems like an obvious use for this building.

    As an aside, does anyone know of a good alternative to Curbed LA or is The Eastsider it? I don’t go to Curbed LA now that they have closed the comments section.

    • DTLA rising and urbanize.la are some good alternatives, but their focuses are more limited to development.

      • I’ve enjoyed the posts on urbanize.la, they are of high quality and worth checking out. They cover the whole LA area, though, so the proportion of directly relevant stories to NELA is pretty low.

  2. What no inheritance for Heidi? ???

  3. This would all be just speculation, but according to the Planning Dept. documents, I found with a little digging that the person behind 1824 Hillhurst LLC, used to be involved with RE acquisition for the natural/healthy foods restaurant chain Sweetgreens, which is owned by his brother, He seems to have his own real estate development co. now. He’s also been heavily promoting Juice Served Here on his twitter account. So my guess would be healthy/natural foods restaurant and juice bar.

  4. Ugh. Not another juice bar. What’s a girl got to do to get a goddamn burger around here. And some marrow soup.

    • It might not be. I did say it was just an educated guess on my part, but I agree. Juice bars are overdone.
      Re: burgers. There are tons of places on Hillhurst and Vermont to get burgers … admittedly mostly of the $12 plus variety. Lassen’s might have pre-made marrow or bone soup for the Paleos. Or you could go across the street to McCall’s to buy marrow bones and make your own, (if meat quality is primary importance) or Jon’s Market if price is.

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