Those chain-smoking, foul-tempered Brits are on their merry way: A member of the West Hollywood planning department confirms that West Hollywood Planning Commission approved plans for the Soho House--that members' only British club--for the top of the Luckman Plaza at 9200 Sunset Bvd at a meeting on Wednesday night. Soho House, which has outposts in New York (pictured) and England, has long talked about opening at the top of penthouse of Luckman Plaza at 9200 Sunset, and with the city's approval, the Soho House (which is now apparently very keen to get going, according to the planner) can start remodeling work.
We are told it was quite a commission meeting, with Felicity Huffman testifying in support of the project, which some Beverly Hills residents had been wary of (party spillage). And Elton John is said to have written a letter of support for the project. Meanwhile, the proposal includes the provision of off-site parking at 9201 Sunset Boulevard. Download file of meeting agenda here.
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