December 30, 2012 |
The gig : Founder and chief executive of the 213 Nightlife Group, which operates some of hippest cocktail lounges in downtown Los Angeles, including Seven Grand Whiskey Bar, the Golden Gopher and the Broadway Bar. The bars owned by Cedd Moses, 52, are typically converted from dilapidated empty buildings. They have contributed to the revitalization of the downtown area and helped promote an emerging craft cocktail culture in Los Angeles. "People thought I was crazy," Moses said. "I was making a good living at the time, but I left to go pour drinks on skid row. " Background : Moses was born in Bristol, Va., a town in the Blue Ridge Highlands of southwestern Virginia on the border with Tennessee.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 1998
It seems that we have a simple choice here: Is it preferable to kill business (by banning smoking in bars) or to kill people (with secondhand smoke)? ANN CURTIS Torrance
August 16, 2001 |
Around 1:30 a.m. last Sunday morning, Toast Boyd took what may have been the last stage dive at Al's Bar. Boyd, the music booker for the seminal West Coast punk club, had jumped on stage to play bass with the Warlocks, a garage rock band whose bassist hadn't shown up. She didn't know the song, so she faked it, then departed the stage in classic Al's Bar style--with a flying leap. "It's tragic that Al's is closing," Boyd said later.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 2009 |
Smarting from disturbances caused by rowdy bar patrons, a fashionable enclave in eastern Long Beach has become engulfed in a squabble between homeowners and business leaders over how to control the summer onslaught of customers who represent an economic benefit to the community and the city. The Belmont Shore Residents Assn.
October 31, 2012 |
BARS PERSEVERE: If ever a New Yorker needed a drink , it'd be now. After Hurricane Sandy inundated the New York region, many businesses still face power outages. Some of the best bars in some of the hardest-hit areas are finding ways to open, including Julie Reiner's Clover Club in Brooklyn, Mother's Ruin in Nolita, and Dutch Kills in Long Island City. [Examiner.com] THE AFTERMATH: More of the bars and restaurants that have reopened in New York. [Grub Street] SURVIVAL SKILLS: Tips on food to keep or throw out after a power outage.
April 22, 2011 |
Celebrities spend a lot of time in bars and restaurants, and many of them seem compelled to eventually own one. Drawing a crowd is certainly easier with a big name attached, but why would a famous actor or musician want the hassle? Tax write-off? Vanity project? Most likely, hospitality is in the DNA of any great entertainer. "For people in the industry, a big part of the draw is working with creative minds, so an obvious perk is enjoying that off the clock. Think back to the Rat Pack — the idea of powerhouses in a protected space at a table for drinks and great food.