DemolitionWatch: Sunset Strip House of Blues Closing Early to Make Way for Big Hotel/Housing/Retail Project

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Taking the place of the HoB will be the Sunset Time project from developer Combined Properties. Designed by Kanner Architects, it will bring 149 hotel rooms, 40 condos, rental apartments “for low- and moderate-income people,” and 35,000 square feet of retail space, plus a nightclub, says WeHoville. There will also be 6,000 square feet of digital billboards on the building, a notable feature of the project since its first appearance back in 2009 (though the square footage of the ad space seems to have shrunk since then).

The House of Blues has said it’s looking for a new space somewhere in Los Angeles after a fruitless search for a suitable space in West Hollywood. There’s still no clear timetable for demolition of the HoB building, but reports from last summer said that Combined hoped to begin construction in late 2015.

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