The takeover continues on Downtown’s 5th Street. A liquor license application is posted at the former home of The Must for “JP Lounge,” an under-construction project under owner David McGrath, who was leased the space after landlords gave the wine bar the old heave-ho without warning in the dead of night so they could utilize the space themselves with their adjacent Stray Cat Cafe. According to the health inspector, a public hearing for the pending application will be held on January 5th, allowing those opposed plenty of time to must-er up a counter-strike. Meanwhile, Blogging L.A. reports that The Must will return soon to Downtown at the Hellman Building and puts its former landlords, Julie Rico and Sid Carter, on their “naughty list.”
JP Lounge, 118 W. 5th St. Downtown.