Say ciao to Tramonto, Italian for "Sunset" and the name of a new 10,000 square foot retail center coming to 8873 Sunset, near San Vicente Blvd. Yup, the site used to be a gas station. Project architect Hamid Gabbay, founder of Beverly Hills-based Gabbay Architects fills us in: "It'll be five stores...it's made of limestone, stucco, glass...there'll be [34-unit] parking on the roof...I tried to bring a design that has some elements of art deco...wanted to evoke the glory days of Sunset and Hollywood...it should be finished by mid 2008." Any tenants confirmed? Not yet, he says. Ciao, Tramonto, you funny little thing, you!
Description of project from leasing info site: "This street front retail is a rare to market new construction luxury retail site on the world famous "Sunset Strip". This high profile Los Angeles location is ideally suited for those tenants looking to expand their national or global branding efforts. The site is located adjacent to numerous cultural and entertainment establishments and is surrounded by strong demographics and significant street traffic counts. The site contains a total of 34 secure parking spaces.
Amenities to include: Idividual private entrances and hallways accesed thru a secured on site parking area. On site merchandise storage , Sunset Blvd. Street Frontage and Entry. Fine exterior and interior finishes in common area walkways. Signage and naming rights to be negotiated per lease agreement. Now Leasing: Scheduled Completion Fall 2007."