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October 3, 2012 | By Jessica Gelt
Adolfo Suaya, a longtime player on the nightlife and restaurant scene, has placed his bets on La Cienega Boulevard's bustling restaurant row to open a new casual bar called the Phoenix. For the project, which opened a week ago, Suaya teamed up with the Surly Goat crew, including Ryan Sweeney, who curated a nice craft beer list. He also rejoined forces with Lonnie Moore and Mike Malin of the Dolce Group, with whom he opened the celebrity-backed Dolce restaurant  eight years ago. The Phoenix is the only straight-up bar in an area swimming in upscale restaurant and hotel bars, so Suaya hopes that it will be a place where the neighborhood comes to relax and have fun. In addition to a game room with a pool table and shuffle board, there is a small stage for live music and karaoke.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 2014 | By Nita Lelyveld
One day, David Harwell's car will come. An industry bigwig will drive by the corner of La Cienega and 3rd. He'll be discovered. He'll live his Hollywood dream. Harwell feels it in his bones as he moonwalks in front of a mini-mall. He knows it as he swivels his arrow-shaped sign that reads: "CHECKS CASHED, MoneyGram, CURRENCY EXCHANGE. " When a Starline Tours bus barrels down the boulevard, passing the Beverly Center and heading his way, he steps into the street and shimmies toward the people holding up cellphones on the upper deck.
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ENTERTAINMENT
February 17, 1989 | MARLENA DONOHUE
It may be a long time before we see contemporary art that's anything like Degas' pastels, but L.A. newcomer Joan Leal Carter gives the tricky, unforgiving colored sticks an admirable run for their money. In a first solo show, the Argentine born Carter shows mountain landscapes with de rigueur violet canyons scored by icy lemon light. Night scenes predominate and in these Carter marks herself as a budding realist of note.
BUSINESS
March 5, 2014 | By Roger Vincent
A striking new hotel under construction on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood will be a swanky outpost of the James, an upscale boutique brand in major urban centers. The 286-room hotel at the southeast corner of Sunset and La Cienega boulevards is part of a $300-million complex under construction at the intersection. The development, known as Sunset La Cienega, will also have apartments, shops and restaurants. Developer CIM Group said it formed a partnership with Denihan Hospitality Group to build the James Los Angeles, which will be the first new ground-up hotel in West Hollywood in three decades.
BUSINESS
August 14, 2013 | By Roger Vincent
A long-delayed real estate development at the heart of Sunset Strip has finally emerged as builders step on the gas along West Hollywood's famous thoroughfare up and down the boulevard. Demolition started this week on vacant structures at the busy intersection of Sunset and La Cienega boulevards to make way for an upscale hotel, apartments, shops and restaurants valued at more than $300 million. The four-building project is part of the city's plan to boost the appeal of what is already one of the region's biggest leisure attractions for locals and tourists alike.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 2013 | By Emily Foxhall
When Nick Silverman honked in support of protesters who were upset over the George Zimmerman verdict, they weren't the only ones to take note Sunday night. Unaware of the larger protests, Silverman thought he might show some support when he saw a group of teenagers wearing hoodies and holding signs near La Cienega and Pico boulevards about 7 p.m. Sunday. Silverman honked, stuck his arm out the window and waved  - then he noticed red and blue lights in his rear-view mirror.
NEWS
November 21, 2012 | By David A. Keeps
Have more than a dozen new stores made La Brea Avenue a shopping magnet once again? For more than two decades, a roughly 1.5-mile stretch of La Brea between Melrose Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard arguably has been the city's most diverse and densely packed district for Old World antiques, vintage furniture, contemporary décor and urban fashion. Other destinations (La Cienega, Beverly, Abbot Kinney) have challenged it, but La Brea keeps bouncing back. PHOTO GALLERY: New shopping on La Brea Avenue Although much of the change this time centers on the burgeoning District La Brea   development between 1 st  and 2 nd  Streets, stores have been opening, almost monthly, along the blocks to the north.
NEWS
October 3, 2012 | By Jessica Gelt
Adolfo Suaya, a longtime player on the nightlife and restaurant scene, has placed his bets on La Cienega Boulevard's bustling restaurant row to open a new casual bar called the Phoenix. For the project, which opened a week ago, Suaya teamed up with the Surly Goat crew, including Ryan Sweeney, who curated a nice craft beer list. He also rejoined forces with Lonnie Moore and Mike Malin of the Dolce Group, with whom he opened the celebrity-backed Dolce restaurant  eight years ago. The Phoenix is the only straight-up bar in an area swimming in upscale restaurant and hotel bars, so Suaya hopes that it will be a place where the neighborhood comes to relax and have fun. In addition to a game room with a pool table and shuffle board, there is a small stage for live music and karaoke.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 28, 2012 | By Jessica Gelt
It's the afternoon before night-life impresario and restaurateur Adolfo Suaya's new bar, the Phoenix, is due to open in Beverly Hills, and the 4,000-square-foot space bustles with activity. Suaya walks through the main bar with a silver bowl of salted triple-fried fries, offering them to staff and workmen to evaluate while his partners sit at various tables typing away on their laptops. The scene would be just like any other bar opening, except for the fact that it's happening on La Cienega's restaurant row. In this sea of upscale restaurant and hotel bars, the Phoenix sticks out like a green olive in a whiskey sour.
BUSINESS
May 6, 2012 | By Roger Vincent
Work is underway on a $50-million apartment and retail complex on La Cienega Boulevard in the Beverly Grove neighborhood of Los Angeles. Apartment developer NMS Properties is building the five-story project called NMS@La Cienega at the intersection of La Cienega and Westmount Drive, which is near Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. The complex is intended to appeal to renters in the medical, design, entertainment and retail industries, which are active nearby, NMS President Jim Andersen said.
OPINION
March 23, 2012
Here's what you need to know about the new Expo Line, the latest addition to L.A.'s patchy network of light-rail spurs: It's fast - for about three miles, then it gets pretty slow. It's so brand spanking new that the slimy stuff you feel on the stainless steel handrails is actually oil, not something more infectious left behind by passengers with bad colds. It's quiet as an elevator. And it's opening April 28. Here's what it isn't: The first rail line since the closing of the old Red Car network to connect the Westside to the rest of L.A., as Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and other leaders of L.A.'s transportation scene said repeatedly Friday during a media test ride.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 25, 2011 | By Matt Donnelly, Los Angeles Times
Just like one pop hit can revive the career of a fading diva, a makeover can breathe new life into a once-hot club. But often these remakes are so formulaic they just don't bring the heat. The burn-and-turn club culture can see investors rally, decorators budgeted and velvet ropes unhinged in a matter of months — and then close just as quickly. So what's a proprietor to do? For SBE and their formerly hot Hollywood club Industry, the attempt at reinvention starts with philosophy.
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