Tag: Tom Bergin’s

David Ryu’s tenure has been a boon for preservation in CD4

David Ryu’s tenure has been a boon for preservation in CD4

| October 28, 2020 | 1 Comment

In last month’s edition, this paper went on record supporting the election of City Councilmember David Ryu to serve a second term. While Ryu has been reported upon in this paper for his work on an array of issues including homelessness, affordable housing, crime, etc., I decided to do a survey of his record on […]

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Beloved Bergin’s remains the same. Whew!

Beloved Bergin’s remains the same. Whew!

| March 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

Unlike the little house in Disney/Pixar’s movie “Up,” Tom Bergin’s Irish Pub won’t be at risk of a balloon bouquet lifting it off to the great unknown. But the Tudor-Revival-style structure, which has weathered several openings and closings in its 84-year history, feels like it’s from another era, being threatened by growth and looming high-rises […]

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Tom Bergin’s landmark status: Will it  matter?

Tom Bergin’s landmark status: Will it matter?

| June 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Tom Bergin’s restaurant and tavern property at 840 S. Fairfax Ave. was declared a City of Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument (HCM) by the Los Angeles City Council on June 18.  The designation excludes the two-thirds of the property used for the restaurant’s parking lot “because it is not a significant character defining feature of […]

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Tom Bergin’s on tap for  historic status

Tom Bergin’s on tap for historic status

| March 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Room 1010 at City Hall was full last month when the members of the Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission voted unanimously 5-0 to recommend Historic Cultural Monument (HCM) status for Tom Bergin’s Bar and Restaurant. Ken Hixon, of the Miracle Mile Residential Association, and Adrian Scott Fine, of the Los Angeles Conservancy, presented a case […]

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Tom Bergin’s heads to Cultural Heritage Nov. 1

Tom Bergin’s heads to Cultural Heritage Nov. 1

| November 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

The city Cultural Heritage Commission will consider historic preservation status for iconic neighborhood tavern, Tom Bergin’s, at a hearing on Nov. 1 at City Hall. The hearing will precede a vote to determine whether to consider making the tavern a city of Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument (HCM), according to Ken Hixon, vice president of the […]

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Irish eyes crying with closing of historic pub, Tom Bergin’s

Irish eyes crying with closing of historic pub, Tom Bergin’s

| January 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Irish hearts (biological and adopted) shattered throughout Miracle Mile and beyond when news broke Jan. 16 that Tom Bergin’s Public House was closing its doors the following week. At 5:25 p.m. that day, when I arrived, regulars were filtering in, but within an hour, there was a steady stream of customers coming by the restaurant […]

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