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    Tristan Schukraft Relaunches The Abbey WeHo with Star-Studded Event

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    Tristan Schukraft, the CEO and Founder of MISTR, a telehealth platform leading the effort to end the spread of HIV and the new owner of The Abbey Food & Bar, West Hollywood’s hotspot for over 30 years, celebrated a new era with a star-studded relaunch party hosted by fashion icon and celebrity stylist Law Roach on Thursday, June 20, 2024. The event, featuring a guest list of notable celebrities and drag artists, was marked by a surprise appearance from singer and Academy Award-winning actress Cher, who added an unforgettable touch to the celebration.

    Drag queen Bianca Del Rio worked the red carpet and interviewed guests. Attendees included celebrities like Ricky Martin, Jean Smart, Michaela Jaé Rodriguez, Saweetie, Karamo Brown, Zoe Lister-Jones, Lance Bass, James Charles, Loree Rodkin, Natasha Bassett, Graham Parkhurst, Sutton Stracke, Chloe Cherry, Guillermo Diaz, Leonardo Nam, and Matt Visser. Drag artists Mayhem Miller, Bianca del Rio, Courtney Act, Manila Luzon, and Aura Mayari also graced the event.

    Actress Jean Smart at The Abbey WeHo Relaunch Party – Photo by Mike Pingel for WEHO TIMES
    Singer Ricky Martin at The Abbey WeHo Relaunch Party – Photo by Mike Pingel for WEHO TIMES

    Vice Mayor Chelsea Byers presented Schukraft with a City of West Hollywood Certificate of Recognition acknowledging the relaunch event.

    (L-R) Tristan Schukraft and West Hollywood Vice Mayor Chelsea Byers at The Abbey WeHo Relaunch Party – Photo by Mike Pingel for WEHO TIMES

    Guests indulged in complimentary champagne, appetizers, live entertainment, and CHERlato with decadent flavors such as Chocolate XO Cher, a rich chocolate treat served with a golden cone, and a new flavor inspired by The Abbey: Juniper Nights, featuring juniper berries.


    CONGRATULATIONS to “The CEO of Everything Gay” Tristan Schukraft as he welcomes a new era at The Abbey Food & Bar with a giant celebration recognizing over 33 years of serving the LGBTQ+ community. And the party is just getting started. A VIP party this evening is serving a Champagne fountain, contortionists, Cherlato, music and a long list of celebrity guests. Stay tuned… #wehotimes #wehonews #wehocity #weho #westhollywood #wehonightlife #westhollywoodnightlife #abbeyweho #meetmeattheabbey – @City of West Hollywood @Tristen Shuckhart318

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    The true highlight of the night was Cher’s surprise appearance. She delighted the crowd when she stepped up to a mic and sang a snippet of her hit song “Song for the Lonely.” She also shared a story about when she was first exposed to gay men at nine years old. “I walked into my house, and there were these two guys there, and they started talking to my mom and my mom’s best friend. I remember thinking, ‘Where have they been hiding these guys?’ I’m nine, but I thought, ‘Wait a minute, who are these guys, and why aren’t the other guys as fun as these guys?’ It was love at first sight.”

    Cher – Photo courtesy of The Abbey WeHo

    Cher acknowledged that she has had her ups and downs in her career. “And you guys never left me,” she said, referring to her gay fans.

    The night also included musical performances. Michaela Jaé Rodriguez debuted a new music video, while Saweetie energized the crowd with the premiere of her latest single.

    Schukraft addressed the crowd by acknowledging The Abbey’s 33-year milestone. He assured the crowd that the party was just getting started.

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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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    25 days ago

    I looked at the photo layout and see John Damico enjoying himself far away from the West Hollywood council chambers.He looks happy and I bet he doesn’t miss city government at all.I imagine he got an invite to the Abbey party with no trouble at all.

    Funny, I didn’t see Sepi Shyne,another councilperson who is following in Damico’s footsteps.Just like Damico in his last days,Shyne is looking tired.She will look refreshed when she leaves office.

    Much luck to Mr. Schukraft in his new venture.

    angry gay pope
    angry gay pope
    28 days ago

    Where does he get his money really? HIs obsession w/looks and money, his owning a foofy dog, it is all very suspicious. People who treat dogs like people treat people like dogs. Abbey employees look out!

    Roger Smith
    Roger Smith
    1 month ago

    Stellar guest list. Tristan delivered. If only we knew the back dealings to make something like this happen. It’s also interesting to see who gets invited to these things.

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