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    BREAKING! Stache WeHo is Permanently Closing July 13

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    Stache WeHo, located at 8941 Santa Monica Boulevard, has announced that it is permanently closing after being open in the city of West Hollywood for the past three years. The nightlife establishment, which originally opened as a vegan restaurant, had its official opening on September 8, 2021.

    Short for mustache, owner Ryan Floyd told WEHO TIMES during their soft opening that the name was chosen as a throwback to the gay male retro aesthetic of the 70s and 80s. The facial hair is also a way to honor the millions of gay men lost to the AIDs epidemic and celebrates the resilience and perseverance of the LGBT community.

    Stache combined two spaces previously occupied by the now closed Café D’Etoile and Bumsan Organic Milk Bar into one 4,000 square-foot space. Citing the operation “no longer makes sense,” the restaurant and bar is closing this Saturday, July 13.

    A statement via their social media platforms was released today confirms their closure:

    Thank you so much for all of your support since day one. Over the last three years, we’ve been a WeHo destination where everyone was welcomed and memories were made. We’ve truly cherished serving you, our community, and appreciate everyone who has been with us for this unforgettable ride. We signed our lease in December 2019 completely unaware that 3 months later everything would change in the new Covid world, and what a journey it has been.

    We have given Stache our best effort, however our operations no longer make sense. It is with great sadness that we must announce that Stache’s last day of operations will be this coming Saturday, July 13th, 2024.

    We are forever grateful to our amazing team for their dedication and hard work. We hope you’ll join us in supporting them and celebrating Stache’s last week – we’ll forever hold dear the community, friendships, and memories we’ve made.

    With gratitude,
    Your Stache Family

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    Paulo Murillo
    Paulo Murillohttps://wehotimes.com
    Paulo Murillo is Editor in Chief and Publisher of WEHO TIMES. He brings over 20 years of experience as a columnist, reporter, and photo journalist. Murillo began his professional writing career as the author of “Love Ya, Mean It,” an irreverent and sometimes controversial West Hollywood lifestyle column for FAB! newspaper. His work has appeared in numerous print and online publications, which include the “Hot Topic” column in Frontiers magazine, where he covered breaking news and local events in West Hollywood. He can be reached at [email protected]

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    Critical Construct
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    13 days ago

    Now please give us back the public sidewalk that this place has appropriated since Covid. Walking on a ridiculous boardwalk in the street to allow a bar to overflow has always been problematic.

    Curtis
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    Reply to  Critical Construct
    13 days ago

    It was removed & cleared weeks ago

    Curt
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    Reply to  Curtis
    12 days ago
    Curtis
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    Reply to  Critical Construct
    12 days ago

    Only 1 left is in front of Fiesta Cantina…it is hardly ever used & we need the parking spaces
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    Last edited 12 days ago by Curtis
    angry gay pope
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    Reply to  Curtis
    12 days ago

    Cars are not more important than pedestrians.

    Kevin
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    14 days ago

    Tough decision I am sure for the operators. I feel for them and the difficulty they had almost from the get go. That being said, the vegan thing has played out and it never really felt like a fun place. The redo was great, so a new operator will be getting a great space.

    Max Foster
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    14 days ago

    ‘it just doesn’t make sense anymore’ ? the owner sounds like a wanker

    angry gay pope
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    14 days ago

    What kind of crazy person (or desperate for attention type) would buy a Gay bar here now? I’m looking at you GYM BAR and ROOSTERFISH and whatever RAGE is going to be. I think most guys buy a Gay bar here because they want to be the center of attention like Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca w/Rick’s Cafe Americain.

    John Cleese
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    Reply to  angry gay pope
    12 days ago

    It’s not just gay bars or bars in USA. UK pub and bar culture has been dying for decades. The lockdowns just accelerated the change in habits. Combined with the increased costs and younger people not finding the “gay ghettos” an attractive social outlet it’s difficult to make a go of a bar as a business.

    https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2024-01-31/uk-pubs-struggle-survive-many-closing-down

    angry gay pope
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    Reply to  John Cleese
    12 days ago

    There goes thousands of years of pub culture.

    Natasha
    Natasha
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    14 days ago

    I can’t blame these businesses for closing. Their rent and overhead is astronomical and people are not willing to pay the price they really need to charge to make a profit. I went to Catch on Saturday for dinner and the bill was $440 for 5 of us without a single alcoholic drink. Had we ordered cocktails the bill would have easily gone to $550 or more.

    angry gay pope
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    Reply to  Natasha
    14 days ago

    Insanity! Would you blame the landlord? You paid the same as the price for ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND SIXTY games of MS PAC MAN. That would take weeks to spend in an arcade!

    Weho artist
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    Reply to  Natasha
    14 days ago

    Yeah, well no one goes to Catch and expects a bargain lol. That place is the most overrated celebrity hotspot lol. Hope you had a great dinner though!

    angry gay pope
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    Reply to  Weho artist
    14 days ago

    Oh right the expensive celeb seafood rooftop place.

    Natasha
    Natasha
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    Reply to  Weho artist
    13 days ago

    I didn’t expect a bargain. I have been there many times so I know what to expect. Yes, dinner was excellent.

    Enough!
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    Reply to  Natasha
    14 days ago

    Yup. Truly insane. West Hollywood has created a situation where it is less costly to open a business anywhere but here and we’re all paying the price.

    angry gay pope
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    Reply to  Enough!
    12 days ago

    I would like to have a physical store for my computer fixing small biz at https://wehocomputerrepair.com but, as you can see, that would be impossible.

    John
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    14 days ago

    The closing leaves a vague explanation as operations no longer make sense to stay open. The city should sit down with the owners to see why or how they could have helped a business thrive. Are there issues with safety, high wages, and parking that hindered their operation.

    Natasha
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    Reply to  John
    14 days ago

    I couldn’t agree more. The city needs to better understand from small businesses why they are struggling and try and find solutions. They need to stop listening to big hotel unions because what may be good or right for hotel workers is not necessarily good or right for small independent businesses especially clubs and restaurants.

    Enough!
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    Reply to  Natasha
    14 days ago

    Yup.

    Neely O'Hara
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    Reply to  John
    14 days ago

    I don’t know how much the city can do. Stache was one of seven gay bars on a single block. That’s over-saturation and sadly they aren’t all going to make it. I think with most businesses in WeHo, it’s the landlords that are the problem.

    Enough!
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    Reply to  Neely O'Hara
    14 days ago

    And the other related cost of doing business in this city.

    angry gay pope
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    14 days ago
    Last edited 14 days ago by angry gay pope
    Happy Gay Man
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    Reply to  angry gay pope
    13 days ago

    Same landlord as Yogurt Stop.

    AFriend
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    Reply to  John
    14 days ago

    Greedy landlords are destroying the city.

    Mickey's Rourked Out
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    Reply to  AFriend
    12 days ago

    Crypt keepers

    Jon
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    Reply to  John
    13 days ago

    But Cafe d’Etoile operated in that space for more than 30 years. They closed because the space couldn’t be configured for wheelchair access to the restrooms and because of an illness in the owner’s family.

    PAT
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    Reply to  Jon
    12 days ago

    didnt pay rent

    Last edited 12 days ago by PAT
    Jerome Cleary
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    14 days ago

    Wow

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