Since December we've been wondering as to the fate of Essex, was the restaurant/bar actually planning to reopen or were lights out for good? Our hunch was the latter and today comes word that Essex has been laid to rest.
Hunter Hensley, co-owner of Essex, plans to rehabilitate the space into Boulevard Tavern with interior design headed by Kris Keith/Spacecraft, the same creatives who worked on Essex. Design details are still scarce but we do know that both indoor and outdoor dining will be offered, in addition to more and larger tvs, and "LESS BLACK." The menu has been reconfigured from Chris Ennis days to a simpler tune of burgers and salads, all $10 and under. To drink, mainstream beers and craft brews by bottle. Boulevard Tavern is currently under construction during non operational hours and kicks off this Thursday. Construction should be complete by July, hours of operation run Mon-Fri 4PM-2AM, Sat and Sun noon-2AM.
·Essex Over and Out (For Now) in Hollywood [~ELA~]