12 days, 375 retweets, 200 likes, and 52 comments later, we circle back to the unfortunate Ye Coach & Horses shutter. Last week came the alleged word that Sean MacPherson and co had claimed the historic bar, and today Guest of a Guest catches up with partner Jared Meisler for a few more details. Basically, Meisler reveals that there has been tension for quite some time between the landlord, Samuel French Bookshop, and Ye Coach owner Jane Grant, and Samuel French finally decided to evict its tenant. When queried whether LA should expect a MacPherson/Meisler creation in place of Ye Coach, Meisler responds with a "maybe," explaining that "they would love to take it over, however, it could be years until we actually see a reopening."
And if that reopening ever does come, don't expect anything over the top. Both "understand and respect the significance of the hometown establishment. They too, like the many who have joined the public campaign to save it, have a deep affection for the bar...a takeover would keep it true to its roots and preserve its history." Anticipated changes could include a bathroom revamp, the acceptance of credit cards, and a new menu of bar food using locally sourced ingredients. Clearly, MacPherson/Meisler have put a whole lot of thought into a bar that's just a "maybe."
·Jared Meisler Gives Us The Truth On The Ye Coach & Horses [Guest of a Guest]
Sean MacPherson Taking Taking Over Ye Coach & Horses? [~ELA~]
Ye Coach & Horses To Close After 73 Historic Years [~ELA~]