Addition Of Restaurants, Theater & Better Bars To Be An Enhancement To L.A.’s South Bay
The intimate Slip Bar & Eatery has most of its tables full, people enjoying the live acoustic music. Less than half a dozen people are jamming to the awesome live blues at Starboard Attitude. Barney’s Beanery is quiet and below it, the casual club The Boogie, works to attract a crowd.
A few people are quietly hanging out in the bar of Kincaid’s slowly having drinks with the water over their shoulder.
This is the typical scene at the Redondo Beach Pier in Redondo Beach CA.
In other words, it’s not exactly the most exciting nightlife place in the world.
But a new project – just passed by the Redondo City Council – could inject needed life and energy into an area that is need of an injection of life. Developer CenterCal has plans for a complete upgrade of the pier and surrounding area.
Called The Waterfront, it calls for a glass building that will host restaurant/bars, including a proposed craft beer bar, as well as revamping the area where Tony’s is now located. Plus a couple of other restaurants, a theater and a boutique hotel are in the plans. This is in addition to making it a daytime destination with a market and opening up dirty Seaside Lagoon to the ocean, greatly increasing water-related activities.
Needless to say, this will provide a needed boost to the area, turning it from so quiet at night you can hear the boats tugging against the docks into a vibrant I-want-to-be-there area. Locals – even those who opposed the plan as too bold – can cruise down and enjoy the scene.
Shade Reondo Beach & BALEENKItchen Bar Bringing In A Casual & Classy Crowd
You can get a sampling of this already at the newly-opened Shade Hotel Redondo, which has a cool bar and big patio overlooking the boats in King Harbor. From its opening night in early October 2016, it starting bringing in a casual and classy crowd, the exact type of people the Waterfront will attract to the pier.
Add to this BALEENKitchen at the Portofino hotel on the other side of King Harbor, and before long Redondo Beach will be one of the South Bay’s top spots for sophisticated nightlife.
To be sure, this won’t exactly be like Bourbon Street in New Orleans or the Las Vegas Strip. Rather, it will be a family-friendly area thru dusk, giving way to singles and fun couples after dark.
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