The Leading Manager, Steve, of The Vault Nightclub (located at the SW corner of 8th/Hill) informs us that the popular nightlife venue is expanding by adding a new addition called “The Lounge.” This new annex portion incorporates the long-shuttered New York Hardware Trading Co directly west and adjacent to The Vault on 8th Street.
I was excited to learn that Steve plans to remove the entire dilapidated facade of the former New York Hardware Trading Co store and replace it with frosted glass. There will also be a patio area fronting 8th Street, which will bring some much needed life and investment to the middle of the block. According to Steve, he plans to start build out within the next few weeks and should have the new venue up and running within the next few months.
Eighth Street between Olive and Hill is slowly but surely becoming completely revitalized. First it was Cedd Moses’ Golden Gopher bar that opened back in 2004 that first put this once seedy part of Downtown LA back on the map. Then Colori Kitchen opened a couple of years after and added delicious Italian cuisine to the block. And earlier this year, the rehab of the Bristol Hotel (along with the opening of D-Town Burger Bar) was finished and new residents began moving in.