Eatertastings: Melrose Getting Cheesier, Jerry’s Shutters in WeHo, AIA/LA’s Restaurant Design FinalistsMay 24, 2013 | PropertyRazzi
MID-CITY WEST: Eater has a sneak peek of the forthcoming Greenspan’s Grilled Cheese , opening in July at Melrose and Gardner. The restaurant is from chef Eric Greenspan, who won the 2008 Grilled Cheese Invitational with his Taleggio cheese, short rib, arugula, and apricot caper purée on raisin bread. WEST HOLLYWOOD: That stalwart of expensive deli sandwiches, Jerry’s Famous Deli on Beverly Boulevard, closed on Sunday . Restaurant reps say they’re scouting a new WeHo location that will include a market component. Jerry’s owners already operate something called Epicure markets in Florida, but it’s not clear if that’s coming our way. LOS ANGELES: The LA chapter of the American Institute of Architects has announced the finalists for this year’s Restaurant Design Awards: notables include Venice’s Superba Snack Bar by Design, Bitches and Reed Architectural Group and WeHo’s Eveleigh, designed by Nick Mathers.
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Actor Danny Bonaduce has, for now, given up on selling his Andalusian-style estate in L.A., instead opting to rent the four-bedroom for $18K a month. It boasts a resort-style pool, Prohibition-era bar, and the “allure of the elite Hollywood lifestyle,” plus it’s a fraction of what you’d pay renting from an actual A-lister —Pierce Brosnan’s charging $250K a month, after all. [Realtor.com; previously ]
Renowned architectural photographer Julius Shulman, whose peerless career spanned 73 years, kept right on working until his death in 2009. His commissioned photographs of architecturally significant homes have appeared in publications and museums worldwide and, unsurprisingly, have often been used as listing photos when those homes have been placed on the real estate market. That’s the case with the Abidi House , which is representative of Shulman’s work in the last half-decade of his life, and which has recently been listed in Los Angeles. The home itself (per the listing ) is designed to “reflect the owners’ devotion to the vigor of Miesian, mid-century modernism.” So there’s that, but the photos are the real draw. With their characteristically rigorous compositions and attention to interior space, they are unmistakably Shulman. The post This Modern L.A. Home Has Listing Photos by Julius Shulman appeared first on realtor.com® blog .
Could the controversial, huge (and controversially huge) CasdenWestLA be in a little trouble? After drawing fire from neighborhood groups and city councilmembers alike, the Planning Commission approved the 638-apartment mixed-use project back in February, albeit with a few modifications for the future Expo Line-adjacent development. But now Venice Patch is reporting that the opposition may be making some impact: City Attorney Carmen Trutanich (who lost his reelection bid yesterday) has written to the City Council’s Planning and Land Use Management Committee to urge them to send the project back to the Planning Commission. This came after Councilmember Paul Koretz wrote to Trutanich saying “with a project of this scope and scale, we must examine every aspect of the development to insure that all possible impacts are addressed, and the full potential of the City’s investment in the Expo Line are realized.” The Mar Vista Community Council, meanwhile, wants a more robust traffic study and mitigation plan and just a few minor tweaks, like the addition of a park and subtraction of the residential component . The PLUM committee is scheduled to look at the project, with its four buildings of apartments and retail space, including a possible Target, next week.