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The London-based Arts Club is getting closer to opening its new Los Angeles location in West Hollywood, located at 8920 W. Sunset Blvd.
The enormous 120,000 square-foot private club was initially supposed to start construction in early 2019 and be completed by 2020, but council members and the pandemic drastically delayed plans. West Hollywood’s Planning Commission recently approved recent changes, pushing the project forward once again. Some of the approved changes include reducing the number of parking spaces, increasing the number of offices instead of guests club rooms, and an option to remove the rooftop pool, according to WeHoville.
The new nine-story building replacing the historic Hustler store will feature restaurants, lounges and bars, private dining terraces on each level, screening rooms, a supper club, guest rooms, and a fitness center and spa. Steven Afriat, CEO of the Afriat Consulting Group, says developers want locals to enjoy the property with plans for non-member inclusivity. This is a celebrity-backed venture, with people such as Gwyneth Paltrow leading the pack.
Original reports of the new Arts Club claim the new project will include a space for a 2,000-square-foot open-to-the-public bistro, art gallery, and other amenities. Although the club will have opportunities for members of the public to participate in its activities, Arts Club will focus on its private members-only club. Some amenities available only to its members include a private restaurant, screening room, and hotel rooms. The exact restaurant tenants are unknown at this point.