Storefront Report: Atwater wine shop owner pursues restaurant plans

The owner of 55 Degree Wine in Atwater Village plans to open an 80-seat gastropub next to his wine shop in a Glendale Boulevard minimall. But, first, Andy Hasroun must get a special permit from the city to open up that restaurant in a former H&R Block office at 3111 Glendale Boulevard – the same shopping center that includes a Starbucks.  The Planning Department had scheduled a hearing this morning to consider the permit.  Atwater Village Now explains what Hasroun, who is also opening a wine bar in San Marino, has planned for his Atwater restaurant:

They will have a couple of dozen beers from around the world on tap, starting at $6 and going up to $15 for the high-end, rare/limited beers. Also on the beer list – Tony Yanow’s latest brews from his Atwater Village brewery, Golden Road Brewing.

From the kitchen, a variety of sausages including vegan sausages (Andy wants to make sure there are plenty of options for his patrons) and lots of toppings (think Tony’s Darts Away in Burbank). Andy wants to make sure the whole menu from beer to food is affordable for all his future patrons, and is really excited to get things started.

Hasroun said he will keep 55 Degree Wine as a separate business that might serve food from the restaurant next door.

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  1. As far as I can tell, the ONLY investment in this area now is for alcohol — Echo Park, Silver Lake, Atwater. And at $15 for a beer, people still must not be able to get enough of it.

    That seem to be all this neighborhood is now: trendy, high priced alcohol.

  2. Sounds great to me – Atwater needs more, not less business activity now to keep its nascent rennaisance going. Fingers crossed.

  3. Mark (different one)

    oh, come on. there’s always been alcohol in these neighborhoods. now we’re just getting nicer places to drink it in (imagine – clean tables! windows! no vomit on the floor!)

  4. Mark (and yet a different one)

    Atwaterians like to get their drunks on. It is supply and demand. If Atwaterians wanted $15. baby onesies then there would be multiple baby shops opening, but clearly peeps like the booze. Salut!

  5. Sounds great to me too can’t wait!!

  6. I want to know how it’s different from Tony’s … it sounds like the exact same concept! Maybe it’ll have a full bar, which would be rad.

  7. Love that girl Wendy with the English accent who works there. I’d buy a $15 dollar beer from her anytime!

  8. 80 seats and a parking lot for 20 cars. I see permit parking in our future.

  9. Wendy that’s her name… She was such a biatch to us last night when we asked when baby’s bad ass burgers was going to be there…had her own ass on the counter ignoring ppl while on the phone like she owned the joint.

  10. Their taking pride in their foods and fine beers, sounds like a one up for Atwater

  11. already the world’s worst parking lot

  12. A Tony’s Darts Away clone in Atwater? Good luck with the real deal just up the road.

  13. Not a good parking lot but I think trader joes parking lot is the worst

  14. Damn. Vv was too fast for me. She’s right Sue. SL TJs is the area’s worst parking lot. It’ll be interesting to see if LA Planning/DBS will approve such a large capacity for minimal parking – and competing with a busy Starbucks, pizza, and wine shop to boot!

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