There’s been quite a bit of hand-wringing over in Frogtown in the past couple of years, as the riverside neighborhood continues to move towards more development. Restaurants like Wax Paper have made themselves part of the core neighborhood, while Salazar on Fletcher continues to draw some of the biggest crowds of any restaurant in Los Angeles right now. Next up is Zebulon, a multi-hyphenate space that will be part event venue and music spot, plus part restaurant and bar.
The Eastsider has more news on the long-gestating space, which has been planned as a place for people to dance, catch shows, outdoor screenings, and eat food. If the name Zebulon sounds familiar, recall that it was for years a Brooklyn-based performance venue under the same name, run by Mia Todd, Jesse Peterson, and Jean-Francois Soubiran. The trio has been working to raise money since last year to bring the place to life, telling readers on their Gofundme page that construction is well underway on the spiritual successor to the original.
As for the building itself, it’s a 5,000 square foot venue that dates to 1930. The plan is to split that space into two usable zones, one a cafe and the other a pure entertainment zone filled with high-tech performance equipment. As the comically crude drawing on the header photo of Zebulon’s Facebook page shows, there will also be room for some outdoor seating and a large parking lot to boot.
Per The Eastsider, a fall unveiling is the most likely scenario. Eater reached out to ownership directly for a more accurate timetable on opening, but so far hasn’t heard back. Either way, once Zebulon is online it will further help to anchor a busy corner of Frogtown/Silverlake, making the once quiet stretch a big draw for folks from all over the city.
2478 Fletcher Drive
Los Angeles, CA