Did you know that it is illegal to dance inside certain venues in Venice?
That’s right, technically the bars and night clubs in the V must have a cabaret license in order for the DJ to crank it up and the crowd to cut the rug! Sound crazy? It is!
It was part of prohibition, which, while prohibition was repealed, these laws to curtail dancing and music remained! New York City just repealed these same cabaret laws.
Venice was a center for dancing in Los Angeles, but the zealot powers wanted to shut down the bohemian vibe. Now, the #1 tourist destination in Southern Caifornia has almost no live music and dancing venues.
So, let’s get rid of this silly rule. Here is the plan!
Our buddies Daniel Samakow and James Evans, owner of Canal Club and James’ Beach, are spearheading an effort and we need you to join in. They are trying to get a license to boogie for the Canal Club, and in doing so shine a light on this out dated law, hopefully enough to either get it abolished or at least have the level playing field.
Want to help?
Let’s get this thing done, Venice!
View message from Daniel Samakow and James Evans.
BRING BACK DANCING TO VENICE!
NEW YORK DID IT!
WE CAN DO IT.
WHO WE ARE:
An example is attached below.
You can use this sample letter below, or print and sign this sample letter!
City of Los Angeles Planning Department
Attn: Zoning Administrator
Office of Zoning Administration
City Hall, Room 763
Los Angeles, CA. 90012
Re: Support for Case # ZA-2018- 828-CUB-CUX
Canal Club, Inc.
2025 S. Pacific Ave, Venice CA 90291 Dear Zoning Administrator,
I would like to express my support for the approval of a new Conditional Use Permit for the Canal Club located at 2025 S. Pacific Ave Venice, CA 90291. …
[Insert Name & Phone Number & Address]
We ask you to support us to expand the Canal Club to allow live music and dancing by helping us change our CUP. We are not some big company from out of the area trying to change things. We are locals and caring operators as we have been for 21 plus years and 37 plus year as involved Venice residents.