An FYI from our neighbors to the south...
Liz Fuller of the Sycamore Square Association on the south of
between La Brea and Highland has just learned Bob's Big Boy has
an eviction notice for June 30. I've discovered over the past year,
since Sonic Automotive first proposed moving the Beverly Hills BMW
dealership to a redeveloped site involving Bob's Big Boy, that Bob's
the favorite of many more people than I expected.
Sonic Automotive, which operates Beverly Hills BMW and Ehlers
and over 200 other dealerships throughout the US, holds the long-term
lease on the property.
Early today, Liz received an update from Renee Weitzer in Tom
office that Sonic was returning with a new plan for the Ehler's sites
the north and south of Wilshire that will allow them to move Beverly
Hills BMW to the site. They claim this new plan will fit within
existing zoning rights -- the implication being they just need to
building permit or two.
I don't feel comfortable about this claim given that the old R1-P1
was converted during the 2002 General Plan change to [Q]C2-1, where
Q specifies, in most cases, that "The use of the property shall be
limited to parking lots or residential development at the R1
I fear Building and Safety may be convinced to overlook the Q
We haven't seen Sonic's new plan plan yet.