The excitement was in the air in front of Trunks as construction began on their “outzone” — curbside space repurposed as outdoor drinking and dining — with an expected opening in mid-May.
The word on the street is that Motherlode will also re-open as early as May 14th.
Micky’s is also getting ready to open by June 1, owner Michael Niemeyer confirmed. When Micky’s was forced to close in mid-March 2019, they were in the process of celebrating their 30th anniversary. Two weeks ago Micky’s manager Adam Emarian went to the location. A homeless encampment in the alley blocked the entrance and sheriff assistance was needed to remove the ‘living room’ in front of the back entrance.
The re-grand opening will be Micky’s third — the first Grand Opening in 1990, the second in 2008 after a fire damaged the building and forced a closure for almost two years. The new Micky’s is also planning a full lunch menu with a new restaurant partner and will be open daily at noon.
Revolver has also been closed for over a year. While owner Chris Miller would not confirm an opening date, the city of West Hollywood has begun the process of setting up the Revolver outzone along Larrabee St. Tara Worden, who is the head of the City of West Hollywood Outzone program, said that she has been working with the Revolver team on their re-opening plans.
When Trunks, Motherlode, Micky’s and Revolver re-open, West Hollywood will be fully operational for all of the businesses that were forced to close due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
In addition, the Flaming Saddles location will re-open under new ownership, adding a cannabis component in that venue. Gym Bar is also under construction at the former Halal Guys location at the corner of Santa Monica Blvd. and Hilldale, and ‘Stache will open at the former Cafe De’Toile location.
Things will be buzzing just in time for WeHo Pride on June 26-27 and the summer season ahead.