It’s been a few months since the Echo Curio closed its doors, but the retail space at Sunset Blvd. and Laveta has yet to get new renters.
It seems the space has been plagued by problems since the LAPD started cracking down on the entertainment venue last year for its unofficial BYOB problems, and then for permitting issues as a performance space (which ended up being the final death-blow). Other food and/or entertainment businesses interested in the space might run into the same issues – there’s no parking (the city has ridiculous parking rules) and it’s not permitted for pretty much anything (other than commercial/office space).
For those brave enough to try and open up this great space in a great location in Echo Park can check out this Craiglist post leasing out the location:
Up for lease is this wonderful store-front commercial space in the heart of Echo Park along Sunset Blvd. This is a very visible space with lots of pedestrian traffic.
The space itself is divided between two rooms. The front room is just under 500 interior sf and the back room, which includes the bathroom is just over 300 interior sf.
This is perfect for retail, commercial, office or studio. It is not currently suitable for food services.
This space is being offered at $1750/month with a 2 year lease (with option to renew). Lease includes one off street parking spot.
Call or email to schedule an appointment for viewing.
Check out the Craigslist post here.