An outpost of the indie music-focused venue Baby’s All Right, which has one other location in Brooklyn’s hip Williamsburg neighborhood, is slated to open in a warehouse near Los Angeles State Historic Park.
Operator Eli Kagan says that he and fellow operator, Zachary Mexico, had been looking for a space to open a venue in Los Angeles for some time, looking first for a viable spot near MacArthur Park, then in Echo Park. But this “raw, industrial” Chinatown spot offered the benefit of space to do something “larger scale.”
The project is awaiting a series of approvals from the city, but Kagan says he wants to open the venue in late 2018 or early 2019.
The venue would occupy part of a 28,000-square-foot warehouse on a property between Naud Street and Spring Street, just southeast of the park. The plan is to convert the warehouse by adding a second story, an outdoor bar and seating, and a rooftop deck. The establishment would have one main stage, two smaller secondary stages, and four bars, and it would serve food from an onsite kitchen.
Kagan says that space in the massive warehouse that would unused by the music venue would continue to be used by the property owners, identified in planning documents as Gaw Capital USA.
The warehouse is one of five buildings on the site just south of the park. It has been rumored that many more of the warehouses are planned for conversion into restaurants and bars. (At least one chic New York bar, Apotheke, seems locked in already.)