clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Tenants Out, Groundbreaking Set For West Hollywood's Movietown Plaza

New, 17 comments

Once Casden's Movietown Plaza project was approved in February, we didn't think we'd be hearing much out of it for a while--a rep told us the West Hollywood mixed-use wouldn't be breaking ground for at least a year while Casden lined up financing. Well, just four months later, in June, the city council issued $75 million in state bonds for the low-income housing portion of the project, and this past week Casden told the current Movietown tenants--minus Trader Joe's--to be out by August 31, reports the Park La Brea News. (Trader Joe's gets to stick around because it'll have a brand new space in the development, and it will stay open until that's ready.) The business owners, who were on month-to-month leases but thought they'd have several more months to figure out a move, are not pleased. The owner of the Bombay Grill tells the paper "I have catering orders booked until October, what am I going to do?" The new Movietown will have 76 affordable units, 294 market-rate condos, and 32,300 square feet of retail. Phase one construction is now slated to start in September at the front of the plaza.
· Tenants at Movietown Face Eviction From Property [Park La Brea News/Beverly Press]
· Casden's Movietown Plaza Approved for West Hollywood [Curbed LA]

Movietown Plaza

7304 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90046 Visit Website