Just what we've been waiting for: a coffeehouse with gold card private membership and maybe valet parking.
The Insomnia Cafe, which annoyed its Sherman Oaks neighbors for more than three years with its late hours and noisy customers, is converting to a private, members-only coffeehouse as of today, owner John Dunn said in a surprise announcement Thursday.
The often-defiant Dunn did an about-face Thursday, expressing regret for the headaches that his clientele have caused nearby residents, and saying that the members-only concept was intended to screen out the troublemaking element.
"I got really tired of the crowd that was there, too," Dunn said.
Residents had complained for years that teen-agers loitered in the cafe's rear parking lot and playing Hacky Sack in front of the coffeehouse.