Sorry to say, rich folks, but you’re going to have to wait just a bit longer for your Downtown playground to come to life. According to Curbed LA, the already long-awaited Soho Warehouse project in the Arts District has been held up yet again, and won’t come online until at least 2018.
That’s tough news for fans of the Soho lineup, which includes their first location on Sunset Boulevard and their relatively recent Malibu addition. No official word has been given regarding the ongoing delays for the place — Soho Warehouse initially offered a 2016 arrival date, then spring 2017 — as management will only say that they are still in “planning stages.”
There are some more details on what’s to be expected whenever Soho Warehouse does come online, though. First up is a so-called public market and restaurant (likely both actually open to the public, as opposed to the rest of the members-only building) at street level. Beyond that, there will be other small bar activations inside the tall building that formerly housed working musicians, and a second restaurant for those with the right kind of access.
So far, summer 2018 is being held as the new target date for Soho Warehouse, though it’s possible that outcome gets changed as well. The timeline for next year could put the place on pace to land at the exact right moment: With all the other mixed-use and retail-heavy development in the neighborhood, there’s no doubt the Arts District will be even more Soho-friendly by then.