Johnny’s Going Tiki?

And now for a bit o’ the Silver Lake neighborhood news. Nothing major, just that as I was biking home from Wednesday Hollywood Burrito Project ride around 11:30 p.m. I noticed the nice neon martini glass that served as the sign for the departed Johnny’s Bar on Sunset across the street from Silver Lake Lounge was lit for the first time in awhile, like so:


And upon closer inspection after snapping the pic I found a “Notice of Application To Sell Alcohol” displayed in the window above the door stating that the new establishment is to be called “Lucky Tiki.” Interesting.

I wrote about the mystery demise of Johnny’s initially on last year, and then followed up with the fun reply to my emails sent to the huffy lawyer in charge of evicting Johnny’s here.

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Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."