ECHO PARK — If Highland Park can have a combination restaurant-barbershop, why can’t Echo Park have a brewery-bike shop combo? That’s what is being proposed for a commercial building on a stretch of Sunset Boulevard that has been attracting new shops, cafes, housing and nightlife.
Jens Hommert, who owns the property across from Guisados restaurant, is seeking a city permit to allow the sale of beer and wine as part of the development at 1250 W. Sunset Boulevard. In addition to a bike shop and microbrewery, the project would also include a 299-seat outdoor restaurant, garden and childrens play area, according to a Planning Department summary. No further details were available.
The brewery-bike shop would be the most recent development along a few blocks of Sunset between the eastern edge of Echo Park and the 110 Freeway. A new coffee house, shops and restaurant have opened while new residential projects have been built or are in the construction/planning stage. Meanwhile, the same stretch is home to Shepard Fairey’s gallery, which attracts large crowds for art openings, while concert promoter Live Nation is drawing indie music fans to Club Bahia.
However, all the new businesses and development have stirred up concern about rising rents and gentrification as well as a shortage of street parking and additional traffic congestion.
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