First opened in 1927, Taix French Restaurant has been a mainstay at its present Sunset Boulevard location since 1962.
In May of this year, a new project was unveiled that would replace Taix with a six-story, 170-unit apartment housing (86% market rate), and a 220-space parking garage. The current proposal calls for bringing back the restaurant in one of the new retail spaces, yet this is not the same as the current, historic Taix building that so many have come to love and still represents a loss.
"I’ve shot, drank, eaten, watched debates and Dodgers, celebrated countless birthdays, seen hours of music, on and on. It is essential LA." - @theadamgoldberg
"The property is sold, however we need to have the Taix building incorporated in their project, and not torn-down for some McLego structures." - @chadlandz
It does not have to be this way here in Echo Park or elsewhere in L.A. We can create new housing and also keep our local historic places and landmarks standing. It takes creative design and a willingness to compromise on all sides.
What you can do now:
Ask for a preservation-based project that incorporates the Taix building and maintains its eligibility as a historic resource.
FIRST, contact Council member Mitch O'Farrell where this project is located. Email him at [email protected] and call his office at (213) 473-7013.
Also, contact Planning Director Craig Bullock in O'Farrell's office at [email protected]. Also, contact/share/tag on Facebook (@CouncilmemberMitchOFarrell) and Instagram (@mitchofarrell)
SECOND, contact the owner, the Holland Partner Group (HPG). Email CEO and Chairman Clyde Holland at [email protected] and call their office at (562) 285-5300.
Also, contact/share/tag Holland Partner Group on Facebook (@HollandPartnerGroup) and Instagram (@holland_partner_group)
THIRD, please copy Adrian Scott Fine at the Conservancy, [email protected], so that we can track progress.
FOURTH, join the Friends of Taix to support their efforts and sign the Save Taix French Restaurant petition on Change.org.
You Can Make A Difference