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Around the Halls: Wilshire Grand, Tourism and Liquor

By Eric Richardson
Published: Monday, March 28, 2011, at 09:59AM
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Environmental and signage plans for the Wilshire Grand, the creation of a tourism district and the approval of liquor licenses are on the agendas at City Hall during a holiday-shortened week.

MONDAY: City Hall is closed in observance of Cesar Chavez Day.

TUESDAY: Council and the Planning and Land Use Management committee are scheduled to meet.

The Environmental Impact Report for the two towers scheduled to replace the Wilshire Grand hotel goes to Council—fancy lights and all—as CF 11-0106.

A slight expansion of the Historic Downtown BID heads to Council as CF 10-1083. The change aligns the BID's boundaries with the Fashion District.

The "Los Angeles Tourism Marketing District" goes to Council as CF 11-0378. The district is designed to collect a marketing fee from all hotels over 50 rooms citywide.

WEDNESDAY: Council is the only group to file an agenda.

A hearing of public convenience or necessity will be held at Council for Silo vodka bar, under construction on the ground floor of the Haas Building. The hearing—under CF 11-0266—is a required step for the issuance of new licenses in areas with a high concentration of alcohol.

Council will hold the same hearing for a liquor store at 722 S. Hill under CF 11-0278. There, a previous operator was evicted and took the liquor license with him. A new owner wants to reopen the store, but needs a new license to do so.

$500k for the study of "integrated mobility hubs" goes to Council for approval as CF 10-0394-S1.

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