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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 1993
The Los Angeles City Council, reversing a decision by the Cultural Heritage Commission, granted monument status Wednesday to the Sheraton-Town House in an attempt to salvage the once-posh hostelry. The Tokyo-based owners of the Town House have expressed interest in razing the 63-year-old hotel. The council's action requires any application for a demolition permit to come before the commission. The panel could grant a six-month grace period to allow preservationists and owners to strike a deal.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 30, 1993
The 64-year-old Sheraton Townhouse hotel was granted a six-month reprieve from possible demolition in a unanimous Los Angeles City Council action. The Japanese hotel chain that owns the Wilshire Boulevard hotel, which closed in February, wants to raze it and hold the property vacant for several years before building another project there.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 20, 1993
In a move to save a once-fashionable hotel from the bulldozer, the Los Angeles City Council on Friday overruled a commission's refusal to grant monument status to the Sheraton-Town House. The Cultural Affairs Commission's denial of monument status for the 63-year-old hostelry on Wilshire Boulevard was made Wednesday "despite the extensive information presented . . . supporting the designation," according to a motion by Councilman Nate Holden, who represents the Wilshire area.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 7, 1993 | LARRY GORDON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Architectural preservationists won a victory Wednesday when a Los Angeles city commission unanimously recommended that the Sheraton Townhouse hotel on Wilshire Boulevard be spared from demolition for at least another six months. The delay is intended to give more time to a developer who wants to buy the 1929 landmark across from Lafayette Park and convert it into housing for senior citizens.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 18, 1993 | SUSAN MOFFAT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission on Wednesday cleared the way for the demolition of the landmark Sheraton-Town House hotel on Wilshire Boulevard, once a hangout for movie stars that is scheduled to be razed for a parking lot. Immediately after the commission's 3-2 vote against designating the neoclassic Georgian building as a cultural monument, three Los Angeles mayoral candidates said they would work to save the building.
OPINION
April 4, 1993
In response to the letters (March 10) concerning the closure of the Sheraton-Town House and the Bullocks Wilshire, the citizens of this city are seeing just the tip of the iceberg in the decline of a city. Why are these businesses leaving? It is really quite simple. They are terrified of what is happening in Los Angeles. Crime is at an all-time high. Homicides were up to a record 1,095 in 1992. Businesses are afraid for their employees, families and/or guests. They see the Police Department as being unable to keep the streets safe, which, unfortunately, is a fact.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 7, 1993 | LARRY GORDON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Architectural preservationists won a victory Wednesday when a Los Angeles city commission unanimously recommended that the Sheraton Townhouse hotel on Wilshire Boulevard be spared from demolition for at least another six months. The delay is intended to give more time to a developer who wants to buy the 1929 landmark across from Lafayette Park and convert it into housing for senior citizens.
NEWS
February 14, 1993 | JAKE DOHERTY
The Sheraton-Town House, a 14-story hotel on the edge of Lafayette Park that drew a host of stars and celebrities to its famed Zebra Room throughout the 1950s, will close Feb. 28. "Business is poor," said Gerald Bahouth, the hotel's executive assistant manager. The hotel industry has been particularly hard hit by the recession and the neighborhood around the hotel has lost its luster, he said. The hotel will remain closed indefinitely while Sheraton considers its options, Bahouth said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 17, 1993 | SUSAN MOFFAT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two weeks after the announcement of the closing of the department store occupying the landmark Bullock's Wilshire building, the Sheraton-Town House hotel, another jewel in the crown of the once-fashionable Wilshire Center district, may be doomed to destruction.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 1992
About 4,600 union employees at eight downtown, San Fernando Valley and Westside hotels rejected a management contract offer and voted Thursday to begin staging nonviolent demonstrations next week at several hotels, union officials said. Maria Elena Durazo, president of the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Union Local 11, said the voice vote by members was taken after the union's collective bargaining agreement with the Los Angeles Hotel Employer's Council expired at midnight Wednesday.
OPINION
April 4, 1993
In response to the letters (March 10) concerning the closure of the Sheraton-Town House and the Bullocks Wilshire, the citizens of this city are seeing just the tip of the iceberg in the decline of a city. Why are these businesses leaving? It is really quite simple. They are terrified of what is happening in Los Angeles. Crime is at an all-time high. Homicides were up to a record 1,095 in 1992. Businesses are afraid for their employees, families and/or guests. They see the Police Department as being unable to keep the streets safe, which, unfortunately, is a fact.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 20, 1993
In a move to save a once-fashionable hotel from the bulldozer, the Los Angeles City Council on Friday overruled a commission's refusal to grant monument status to the Sheraton-Town House. The Cultural Affairs Commission's denial of monument status for the 63-year-old hostelry on Wilshire Boulevard was made Wednesday "despite the extensive information presented . . . supporting the designation," according to a motion by Councilman Nate Holden, who represents the Wilshire area.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 18, 1993 | SUSAN MOFFAT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission on Wednesday cleared the way for the demolition of the landmark Sheraton-Town House hotel on Wilshire Boulevard, once a hangout for movie stars that is scheduled to be razed for a parking lot. Immediately after the commission's 3-2 vote against designating the neoclassic Georgian building as a cultural monument, three Los Angeles mayoral candidates said they would work to save the building.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 17, 1993 | SUSAN MOFFAT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two weeks after the announcement of the closing of the department store occupying the landmark Bullock's Wilshire building, the Sheraton-Town House hotel, another jewel in the crown of the once-fashionable Wilshire Center district, may be doomed to destruction.
NEWS
February 14, 1993 | JAKE DOHERTY
The Sheraton-Town House, a 14-story hotel on the edge of Lafayette Park that drew a host of stars and celebrities to its famed Zebra Room throughout the 1950s, will close Feb. 28. "Business is poor," said Gerald Bahouth, the hotel's executive assistant manager. The hotel industry has been particularly hard hit by the recession and the neighborhood around the hotel has lost its luster, he said. The hotel will remain closed indefinitely while Sheraton considers its options, Bahouth said.
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