After Several Years Vacant, Shuttered ‘Feel’ Space Could Reopen With Similar Karaoke Restaurant

Feel closed in March 2018 and a new tenant is pursuing a zoning variance to open something similar in the Koreatown space.
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One of Koreatown’s karaoke restaurants is planning on reopening after approximately two and a half years of inactivity. The business, formerly named Feel, is located at 600 S. Harvard Boulevard and spans around 8,000 square feet. Updated plans call for a restaurant with 23 karaoke studios and 150 interior seats. 

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It closed in March of 2018 after being deemed a “nuisance” with issues like operating after hours. This is according to Bill Robinson, a representative for the current owner, Yeau Pyung Park. Robinson told What Now Los Angeles that there are new operators who are in charge of the business, and they are still in the early stages of attaining a zoning variance to allow the continued use of a restaurant with karaoke studios on the site.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the disruption that it is causing with the potential hearings, Robinson said that has put a damper on the plans, so whether or not it opens within the next year or two is still up in the air.

“It’s very tough” for all of the businesses in Koreatown, said Robinson.

Michelle Goldchain

Michelle Goldchain is a D.C.-born content creator who previously worked as the Editor of Curbed DC at Vox Media for three and a half years. She has contributed to several local publications, including Vox, Education Week, Washington Business Journal, Eater DC, Washington City Paper, DCist, Washingtonian, and Greater Greater Washington. She also has a background in photography, social media management, and the visual arts. Her main side hustle is a surreal comedy show on YouTube, called Artsplained, that focuses on increasing interest and knowledge in the arts through quirky sketches and long-form essays.
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