Clients - Alcohol Permits

  • The Gallery Food Court

    We represented the property owner in securing the City alcohol approvals necessary for alcohol service throughout the food court, including in both the tenant spaces and common areas (indoor and outdoor).

  • Second Street Restaurant

    We successfully assisted the restaurant tenant at 1530 Second Street in defending against an appeal to the City Council seeking to overturn their approved alcohol CUP.

  • Santa Monica College

    We assisted the Santa Monica College in obtaining an alcohol CUP for service of alcohol at performances and other special events at the Madison Theater site located 1310 11th Street.

  • Shore Hotel

    We obtained the approvals necessary for alcohol service at the hotel through in-room alcohol cabinets and in other hotel public areas, including adjacent to the outdoor swimming pool. We also obtained the approvals necessary for alcohol service in two restaurant spaces at the ground floor of the hotel for independent operators, including the potential for outdoor dining at both restaurants.

  • BOA Steakhouse, Sushi Roku and Robata Bar

    We represented Innovative Dining Group in obtaining and amending their alcohol CUPs for three Ocean Avenue restaurants in Santa Monica: BOA Steakhouse, Sushi Roku and Robata Bar.

  • Main Street Restaurant (formerly Schatzi’s on Main)

    In the early 1990s we assisted Arnold Schwarzenegger in securing all necessary approvals for his restaurant in Santa Monica, including taking the lead role in several contested hearings at the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.  More recently, we assisted the new owners of this restaurant, renamed Cache, to amend and update their alcohol CUP and then represented them in the sale of the restaurant.

  • Le Merigot Hotel/Cezanne Restaurant

    We helped obtain the necessary permits for alcohol service at the hotel through in-room alcohol cabinets, at the hotel’s restaurant and bar and in other hotel public areas, including adjacent to the outdoor swimming pool.

  • Whole Foods Market

    We assisted in obtaining the alcohol CUP for Whole Foods Market at 2201 Wilshire Boulevard in Santa Monica.

  • Barcopa Nightclub

    Ocean Park Entertainment Group retained our firm to assist in obtaining the permits needed for opening this dance club on Santa Monica’s Main Street.  This work included obtaining approval for the purchase of a Type 48 alcohol license, obtaining interim licensure to sell alcohol during a challenge to the license transfer, and defending the license in front of the State Alcoholic Beverage Control Appeals Board.

  • Chinois On Main

    We obtained the approvals necessary to serve alcohol in a private dining room adjacent to this world-famous restaurant, including a zoning ordinance amendment and a parking variance.

  • Georgian Hotel

    We represented the Georgian Hotel in obtaining amendments to the hotel's alcohol CUP to allow for an expanded lobby eating and drinking area and to authorize opening the hotel's main restaurant to the general public.

  • The Lobster Restaurant

    Our firm represented the owners of this upscale restaurant at the entrance to the Santa Monica Pier in defense of their challenged liquor license before the State Administrative Law Judge.

  • Oceana Hotel

    We assisted the Oceana Hotel in obtaining City approval to allow in-room alcohol cabinets and alcohol service for hotel guests in the hotel’s restaurant.

  • Pourtal Wine Bar

    We obtained an alcohol CUP and a coastal waiver for this restaurant/wine bar which utilizes the latest technology in automated wine tasting machines.

  • Future Downtown restaurant

    We represented the owner of the building located at 1401 Ocean Avenue in obtaining approvals for an alcohol CUP and parking variance to allow a future restaurant in a vacant ground floor space along Santa Monica Boulevard.

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