SILVER LAKE — It has been more than two years since Jason Kim, owner of Forage restaurant on Sunset Boulevard, announced that he was open a new place in the former Nicky D’s Wood Fired Pizza on Rowena Avenue. Since then, however, the former pizzeria has remained vacant and the windows papered over. But now there are new signs that Kim is moving forward with the new restaurant.
Jason and Chrissy Kim have applied for a city permit to serve beer and wine in the new Rowena restaurant, which would operate from 7 am to 7 pm Sunday through Wednesday and from 7 am to 11 pm on Thursday through Saturday, according to recent cases on the Planning Department website. In addition, the Kims want a break on off-street parking requirements. Instead of having to offer 20 required parking spaces for motor vehicles, they instead are proposing to include four, on-site parking spaces plus room for 24 bike parking stalls. Both those requests would require public hearings.
What does Kim have in mind for the former pizzeria? All that Kim told Eater L.A. in 2013 was that his new restaurant, which went by the name “Uncle J’s” in some public documents, would not be serving pizza.
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