Larchmont Bungalow seeks zone change after five years of legal battles

| July 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

TABLES AND CHAIRS without a restaurant permit violate zoning laws.

After almost five years of legal battles, the owner of the Larchmont Bungalow seeks a zone change to turn the licensed take-out into a restaurant.

Albert Mizrahi, owner, is also requesting a liquor license for the eatery at 107 N. Larchmont Blvd. Since opening in 2009, the Bungalow has operated without a permit after the city revoked its certificate of occupancy. Take-outs are not allowed tables and chairs per city zoning, the Q Condition, which limits the number of restaurants on the boulevard.

Mizrahi attended a recent land use committee of the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council where he also requested 44 indoor and 48 outdoor seats, as well as a zone variance to permit seven parking spaces in lieu of the required 25 parking spaces.

A public hearing is expected to be held in the near future with the Central Area Planning Commission. Judge considers civil case Meanwhile in L.A. Superior Court on July 22 Judge Suzanne Brughera heard arguments in a civil suit. “

The court took it under submission,” said Kim Westoff, deputy city attorney. The judge was expected to make a ruling after the Chronicle went to press.  The city won the civil case in December 2011, but two outstanding causes of action remained: violation of equal protection and violation of civil rights.

Mizrahi’s attorney alleges he is being discriminated against as other take-outs have tables and chairs.

Meanwhile, a criminal case is set for Sept. 15 in Department 40.


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