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Moby's Little Pine Seeks Community Approval for Alcohol Sales and All-Day Hours

The upcoming Silver Lake vegan restaurant is right by a school, in the thick of a neighborhood.

Little Pine, Silver Lake
Little Pine, Silver Lake
Farley Elliott
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.

Moby's all-day vegan eatery Little Pine is still humming along in Silver Lake, as it works towards a summer debut for the neighborhood. But  because it's such a tight-knit community over there, with a school across the street no less, there are some extra hurdles to cross before opening up with long hours and alcoholic beverages.

A public hearing, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday June 10 in the community room of the Citibank on nearby Glendale Blvd., asks the surrounding neighbors to weigh in on the possibility of Little Pine gaining their highly prized ABC license for on-site beer and wine sales. Beyond that, there are timing issues for the restaurant, which hopes to run from 7:30 a.m. to midnight during the week, and until 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights.

With nearly 1,500 square feet of indoor restaurant space and another 200 square feet of outdoor patio, there's the potential for quite a bit of late night ruckus at Little Pine — vegan restaurant and all. So ultimately, it remains to be seen if Moby and his management team will be able to have the type of place they want. It should be noted, of course, that nearby Blair's and Edendale all allow alcohol sales and aren't much considered nuisances, but also don't run all day long, every single day.

Whatever happens, Little Pine feels like it will fit right in with the health-conscious neighborhood, which of now is a little starved for the sort of high quality casual eats more easily found on the Sunset Blvd side of Silver Lake.

Little Pine
2870 W. Rowena Ave
Los Angeles, CA