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Hooters Still an Option for Convention Center-Adjacent Property

By blogdowntown Staff
Published: Monday, October 11, 2010, at 05:59PM
Rendering of Hooters Rendering via Loopnet

A rendering of the renovated property at 1248 South Figueroa shows a Hooters at ground level.

Talks remain underway to bring a Hooters restaurant to a former auto dealership across the street from the Los Angeles Convention Center, but they aren't quite as far along as a rental listing posted by the developer would make it seem.

According to the Loopnet posting by Paramount Investment Group, the busty sports bar chain "has leased 7,400 square feet on the first floor."

Broker David Separzadeh says the lease isn't quite that far along. "It's not a done deal," he told blogdowntown last week when contacted for confirmation. "The paperwork has not been signed."

Nevertheless, a rendering attached to the listing shows the chain's neon orange signage at street level.

Back in January, owner Mayer Separzadeh told the Downtown L.A. Neighborhood Council's planning committee that he hoped to make the structure a center for South Park nightlife. The listing also says that a 25,000-square-foot club has been signed for the third and fourth floors, while a 4,600-square-foot ground floor space remains available.

Before any of it opens, though, the building needs a Conditional Use Permit from the city. According to the Planning Department's online case tracking system, that hearing is scheduled for November 8 at City Hall.


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