Sunset + Vine is the transformative mixed use development that launched the revival of Hollywood as a 24/7 Live/Work/Play community. Consisting of 300 market rate apartments over 100,000 retail with a free standing parking structure accessed off the previously unused alley. The historic Art Deco TGV Theater façade was restored and seamlessly integrated into the new building. Unprecedented in Los Angeles at that time, third party signage was incorporated into the building façade which became the model for subsequent urban graphics in mixed use developments.

Ira Dankberg assisted with the construction closeout and leasing kick-off for this project, He represented the Landlord, Bond Companies, to assist commercial tenants Kabuki Restaurant, Hungry Cat, Zen Zoo Tea and Gamestop, build out their spaces. The Shops at Schwab's and Schwab's Restaurant were retail tenants in Sunset + Vine. Shops at Schwab's, was a collection of fourteen specialty retail boutiques arranged along a visually exciting interior pathway. Schwab's Restaurant was designed as a modern revival of the iconic Schwab's Drugstore, that served as the Hollywood entertainment industry "Living Room' and lunch counter.

Key Accomplishments:
  • Developed a unique program for a series of fourteen visually stimulating and physically flexible boutique retail spaces
  • In coordination with Nakada Associates researched and designed a series of steel mesh demising curtains which provided security for the individual boutique spaces yet allowed for off-hours merchandising display
  • Devised modular steel framing system with solid and glazed panels to serve as demising walls between the boutiques
  • Retained and managed the design team, including the Architect, Kitchen Equipment Designer and MEP Engineer to create plans for the Schwab's Restaurant and Lounge
  • Obtained all government approvals including Health Department, Building Department, Industrial Waste and Fire Department
  • Retained the General Contractor and managed the entire construction process in the field
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Location:

Sunset + Vine and Shops at Schwab's
Hollywood, CA

Developer:

Bond Companies

Consultants:

Architect for Shops at Schwab's:
Nakada Associates
Architect for Schwab's Restaurant:
Lorraine Francis and Michael Erlanger
MEP: Breen Engineering
General Contractor: Howard CDM