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Quiet WeHo Bar L'Scorpion Shutters Less Than Two Years In

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Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

It looks like that L’Scorpion expansion into West Hollywood didn’t go so well, as the dim, dark club space seems to have vanished without a trace. Multiple outlets are now reporting that the bar is permanently closed, and has been for a few weeks, though the original Hollywood location remains open.

When L’Scorpion first hit Santa Monica Boulevard, in the onetime Forbidden Bar location, it had plans to become a quieter, more brooding den along that busy strip. Things may have been a bit too quiet, however, as the place never managed to garner much popular support. What’s worse: the bar was allegedly forced to overcome several ABC license suspensions throughout its tenure, due to nonpayment.

So now the business has been sold off for just under half a million to the nondescript 8512 Partners LLC, which doesn’t lead much of anywhere except to a mailbox inside a UPS store. Got any idea what’s next? Feel free to hit the tip line, or the comments below.

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