Terner’s Liquor store has officially closed on the Sunset Strip after servicing the West Hollywood community and greater Los Angeles area for the past 93 years. According to their website, they opened at 8850 Sunset Blvd in 1930 (it was called Turner’s in the early years). Its last day of operations was this past Friday, May 5, 2023.
The closure of Terner’s Liquor store comes as no surprise to West Hollywood residents who are bracing themselves for a mixed-used development of the entire block at 8850 Sunset Boulevard, which will also see the demise of the original Viper Room. The future site is slated for the south side of the Sunset Strip between Larrabee Street and San Vicente Boulevard. The most recent pitch by Silver Creek Development aspires to build a mid-rise structure featuring a 113-room hotel with meeting rooms, amenities, retail, and a new space for the Viper Room, as well as 26 market-rate condominiums and eight units of affordable housing.
The original plans called for 115 hotel rooms with 41 condominiums and 10 affordable units. That original vision, designed by Morphosis, would have incorporated a pair of 200-foot-tall buildings bridged by a rooftop terrace featuring restaurant space and amenities.
Silver Creek, which acquired the 8850 Sunset site for $80 million in 2017, is expected to build the project over an approximately three-year period. However, a precise timeline for the development remains unclear.
8850 follows a series of similar hotel-condominium projects on the Sunset Strip, including the Edition Hotel & Residences and the Pendry Hotel & Residences, and new projects in the works at 8240 and 9034 Sunset Boulevard. The site also sits a short distance east of the proposed site of the West Hollywood Arts Club, a new outpost of the London Arts Club.
Terner’s Liquor Store on the Sunset Strip was known for offering free local delivery daily until 2am with a broad product collection across spirits, wines, beers, and home good essentials. There is a second Terner’s Liquor store in Los Angeles at 8401 w 3rd Street, which is open for business and doesn’t plan to close any time soon.