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Plywood Report Downtown Edition: Crocker Club, Hygge, CorkBar, BottleRock Coming Soon

Crocker Club detail from Angelenic

HISTORIC CORE: Hollywood nightlife guy Vincent Terzian is turning the historic Crocker Citizens National Bank (now the Spring Arts Tower) into the Crocker Club, slated to open in September. Lots of bank design going into the space: a 38-ton circular vault door is the centerpiece, gray marble detailing, refurbished Bachedler floor tiles, plus the requisite sparkly chandeliers, leather couches and chairs. There will be seven mini rooms that close (indicator lights outside will beckon servers), a second smaller bar called the Ghost Bar (because they think there are ghosts there), and a lounge inside the old vault. Terzian told Angelenic: “This will be a place for the neighborhood? an authentic L.A. bar," and hopefully he'll stick to that. He requested limited photography of the space until the big reveal, and you know what that means: We need pictures. [PLYWOOD]

SOUTH PARK: In the Luma building at the South "high rise community" (corner of 11th and Hope), Hygge is scheduled to begin construction this month. The name is Danish for "cozy/comfortable" and will feature Danish pastries, food, live entertainment, a bar, lounge and outdoor seating. Give up on the pronunciation? Hu-gah. Scheduled to open at the end of the year. [PRE-PLYWOOD]

SOUTH PARK: And at the another South building, a wine bar called Corkbar is planned for a December debut at Evo (corner of 12th and Grand). California wines, a small menu, outdoor patio. [PLYWOOD]

SOUTH PARK: Speaking of wine bars, BottleRock is yet to debut in the Met lofts building on Flower. We just called the Culver City location and were told "in another couple of months," which was their answer in February. [PERPETUAL PLYWOOD]

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