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News of Venice, CA and Marina del Rey CA

VNC Green Lights Roosterfish

By Angela McGregor

The agenda for the VNC’s first board meeting of 2018 was short but sweet, and featured the pending return of Roosterfish at 1302 Abbot Kinney (the last Los Angeles gay bar west of the 405, first opened in 1970), which closed over a year and half ago. New owners Patrick Brunet and Mario Vollera, who also own South End, a popular pizza restaurant at Washington & Abbot Kinney, are awaiting City approval of a conditional use beverage permit, and their representative was at the meeting to ask for the VNC’s support of that permit. Besides keeping the name, they will also be retaining the building’s exterior and much of the old interior and patio. The VNC Board unanimously voted in favor of the re-opening (with Ira Koslow abstaining).

In other matters:
A competition for a new VNC logo will be launched on the VNC’s website in coming weeks.
Venice Community Housing Corporation will be redeveloping their office space of 30 years to accommodate 35 units of affordable housing, plans for which will come before the VNC Board at some point in the future.
Ocean Front Walk now features newly tiled benches, a project five years in the making. Go check them out!
All of the VNC ad-hoc committees were renewed for another year. The Cityhood Committee will be holding a Town Hall in a few months to present their findings and gather public input.

The next meeting of the VNC Board will be Tuesday, February 20th.

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