House of Blues Sunset Strip to Be Demolished
Iconic Los Angeles venue set to become a hotel/condo complex
It seems the sun will set on the iconic House of Blues on the Sunset Strip. Bloomberg reports the Los Angeles venue is scheduled to be demolished and replaced with a hotel/condominium project. Construction is planned to launch near the end of 2015, and the new developers, AECOM and Combined Properties Inc., plan to build a property comprising 149 hotel rooms, 40 condos, five rental units, and — yes — a show venue.
The House of Blues is a national venue chain operated by Live Nation, whose representative Ashton Spatz had hopeful words to share with Los Angeles Times ahead of the demolition:
“Our legendary House of Blues on Sunset Blvd — the flagship for 20 years of our popular venues around the country — will operate business as usual while we look for a new home. We have a terrific relationship with our landlord who has other plans to develop the property and we’re working together on a very smooth transition. We have two-plus years to find that perfect spot … with no interruption for music fans. Stay tuned.”
The 1,100-capacity space opened in 1994. See their upcoming calendar here.