Service Station Partners are closing the doors on 3160 Riverside Drive, but not on the dream of a mobile outdoor marketplace. Inclusive of the closing will be the termination of Movie Nights at The Service Station as well as EAT at The Service Station every Wednesday night.
Due to the inability to change zoning for the property, the City of Los Angeles has been unsupportive of the open air marketplace concept with use of the recycled shipping containers as well as the wish for a permanent Beergarden. David Skinner, a Partner of The Service Station states, "As strange as it seems, the property is zoned Residential. Without proper zone changes, we can't do much of anything other than build a 52-unit apartment complex, which highly defeats the purpose of the space we have been trying to create." With high costs of variance and land use changes, it is not a feasible option for the Partners to continue their business endeavor in this particular space.
However, all is not lost. The Partners still plan to find a new property, likely closer to the Downtown LA area to continue their dream of a pop up marketplace mixed with an outdoor venue space and bar. "We hope to find better luck with zoning and land costs downtown," Skinner states.
The Service Station Partners want to thank everyone for their undeniable support thus far, and hope to receive continuing support as they continue their search for a new property.
*If you already purchased tickets for Movie Nights, you will be reiumbursed immediately.
As always, questions, comments, and suggestions are more than welcome. You may contact Service Station Partners here: firstname.lastname@example.org