HIGHLAND PARK – A new bar is in the works for the 5600 block of Figueroa Street in an area where several new businesses have opened and buildings are undergoing renovation.
A filing with the Planning Department says that a company called ETA Cocktail, LLC is seeking permission to sell a full line of alcoholic drinks as part of a new bar at 5628 N. Figueroa. However, the current tenant at that address, Mainline Skateshop, is not going anywhere, according to a person at the store. Instead, she said the bar is going next door in a vacant space at 5630 N. Figueroa.
The bar, which would be located in a 1920s brick storefront a few doors up from the Highland Theatre, would be pouring drinks from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Monday through Thursday; 5 pm to 2 am Friday & Saturday and 5 pm to 12 am on Sunday if the city grants the proper permits.
The new bar would open about a block north of the Greyhound Bar & Grill, which opened less than two years ago, and across the street from several storefronts that have been renovated and seeking new tenants.
Update: The team starting the new bar is the same group behind The Greyhound. The new place will be called ETA, “a small, intimate, cozy cocktail lounge,” said Mateo Glassman of The Greyhound. ETA is still in the very early stages but the group plans to open the new bar in early 2016.