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What Should Replace Foreclosed Blue Moon Nights Club?

The former hot-spot was under significant scrutiny from the city and the Los Angeles Police Department prior to closure.

has foreclosed since we last

The former hot-spot at 4712 Lankershim Blvd. was under a lot of scrutiny in the past year for a number of reasons, including serving alcohol after 2 a.m. and an incident involving a patron who reportedly fired shots outside the club last July.

that undercover Los Angeles Police Department officers visited the nightclub and were given water bottles by the manager to pour their alcohol in after 2 a.m. The officers were also able to buy ecstasy.

The venue initially operated 24 hours a day, but was ordred by the city to close at 2 a.m. on weekends and 12 a.m. during the week. It was one of 23 new conditions placed on the club earlier this year by the city.

Blue Moon Nights eventually shut down in May when it hosted a private party, which was a violation, said Deputy City Attorney Tamar Galatzan.

The club is currently owned by Community Commerce Bank. Ty Ngo, a listing agent with Lee & Associates, said the business remains on the market.

The 4,234-square-foot indoor area is for sale at $850,000, while the 2,100-square-foot patio would cost an additional $150,000, he said.

Ngo said less than half of interested parties so far have talked about converting the night club into commercial office space.

But this question is for the readers. Should the business reopen as a night club or be used for another purpose?

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larry September 07, 2012 at 02:36 PM
I am not sure what should come of the place, but I am glad the Blue Moon is gone. An office space sort of sounds good, but I am not sure there would be enough parking or any way to build it on such a small lot. Possibly some sort of multipurpose building with retail below and lofts above would fit.
john sullivan September 07, 2012 at 06:22 PM
I have no idea what the property should become. Its zoned for a night club so I guess the next owner is entitled to opeate a night club conditioned on the recent restrictions placed on it by Los Angeles, I imagine. Could be a while though before anything happens there. Let me just say that I have sincere doubts that the club closed as the assistant district attorney suggested because the club hosted a private party. Although that may have happened, it was on its way out and closed for one simple reason, lack of revenue. By saying this I take nothing away from Los Angeles which did a good job in helping Blue Moon lose revenue.
larry September 07, 2012 at 07:01 PM
I was told the owner of the club provided insurance to our city. Saying that I expected a higher class place....
larry September 07, 2012 at 07:02 PM
I think the business owner and the property owner are two different entities.
David Rivers September 07, 2012 at 08:32 PM
That stretch of Lankershim (south of Camarillo) doesn't have much foot traffic, so a club may not really make sense. This is across the street from where Lotus Vegan just moved. I hope they remain successful. Not sure what the parking situation is for Blue Nights, but I don't think it's abundant, so I don't recommend food. Maybe another actors studio?
john sullivan September 07, 2012 at 09:16 PM
The business owner and the propery owner were one in the same until last year following the bank foreclosure as reported in the Patch. The business stayed [apparently without permission or paying rent] for about a year until the bank started an eviction lawsuit which ended about a week ago with an eviction notice being posted on the door. The place was out of business in mid April. I live 100 yards from the place and we had been dealing with the police and the city with the club since 2009. The business got in trouble with the state of California for underage drinking [probably from a city tip or investigation] in the Summer 2009 and the club was closed for about month as a result. It never recovered from that closure. It staggered to its demise this summer.
maria muse September 09, 2012 at 03:28 PM
I would love an NYC style bodega or a famima.
larry September 09, 2012 at 04:46 PM
I tried to contact the listing agents , but I have not received a call back. Does anyone know How?
john sullivan September 10, 2012 at 06:28 PM
I called them way back when, it took them a week to call back. Just act your interested in purchasing the property in your phone message and they will call you back.
larrybeltran September 24, 2012 at 06:36 AM
how about instead of a nightclub? stripjoin gentlemens club...less drama..strict security..n dresscode enforced..something new...make it 18nover dont deal with alcohol...
Ronda Jordan September 27, 2012 at 06:13 AM
I'm happy to warn any potential buyers that this community is over anything with loud music. The club was using the outdoor space as a smoking/hangout area, but with the door to the patio constantly opening, apartments and tenants all down the block were treated to booming techno crap up until sometimes 8 a.m. on weekends and during the week. As a result, we're ALL on a hair trigger about noise, so buyer/renter BEWARE. We won't tolerate another situation like that. If it's used as a club again, that patio door is going to have to stay SHUT or you've got an uphill battle on your hands. Love the idea of an NYC bodega! Good recommendation! I urge the establishment to think of this neighborhood and what it can do for the residents. We are an active area, and many of us want to be walking to nearby businesses (and DO), so there's money to be made here if, indeed, it's not turned into an office building.
john sullivan December 04, 2012 at 06:36 PM
There has been activity there for the past few days. I dont know if it is clean up or if it is more. Maybe somebody knows whats going on? I see a "HA HA Cafe" placard on a sign behind a gate.
Arin Mikailian (Editor) December 04, 2012 at 07:22 PM
Thanks, John. I'll look into it.

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