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Bike-Centric Coffee Shop The Wheelhouse Rolls Into Arts District this Fall

Yes, more Arts District coffee.

The Wheelhouse, Arts District
The Wheelhouse, Arts District
The Wheelhouse
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.

Sprudge has brewed up some more info on the forthcoming Arts District coffee shop The Wheelhouse, which first came on the radar back in July. The upcoming affair is the work of Tami and Chase Spenst, with an assist from all-around-town coffee guy Tyler Wells, who now runs Blacktop Coffee nearby.

Part bicycle shop, part vintage-inspired hangout, and part specialty coffee destination, The Wheelhouse seems to be aiming to hit every Arts District target possible. Right now, their 6th Street location is in build-out mode, but has plans to include a second floor mechanics shop for cyclists, as well as some patio space just beyond a few roll-up doors. Most of the coffee bar features are being handmade to boot, says Wells.

The ultimate plan is to offer unfussy coffee in a tall, sleek, Instagrammable environment that doubles as a community center of sorts, letting locals use the place as a creative place to come together. There will also be ongoing bicycle events and all sorts of stuff aimed at the cycling community.

The Wheelhouse is still putting everything together — and, judging by those Sprudge photos, it could be a while — but hopes to open up sometime later this fall.

The Wheelhouse
1375 E. 6th Street #6
Los Angeles, CA

The Wheelhouse

, Los Angeles, CA