On Wed, Oct. 24th, 2012 The Venice Chamber of Commerce  presented  their monthly mixer at the landmark Venice Beach Suites & Hotel, on the Venice Boardwalk, where they honored one hundred years of stories, legacies and history as the ‘Potter’ celebrates its centennial.

The Potter was built by J.D. Armstrong in a five-month process that made use of over 290,000 bricks. The location was key to The Potter’s initial success, as it was built across from Abbot Kinney’s Plunge, a central point in his visionary “Venice of America.” Over the years the The Potter has endured many economic and cultural cycles along with Venice; surviving the Great Depression, fostering the Beat Generation and bearing witness to the birth of skateboarding, all the while doing its part in attracting millions of tourists, artists and beach-goers to this vibrant and eclectic community.

The Potter – or in recent years as Venice Beach Suites & Hotel – has frequently appeared in the media, most recently as the primary location of the music video for “Favorite Song” by Colbie Caillat and most prominently in the title sequence and as a recurring set location of the television show “NCIS: LA”.

The Potter’s amazing history is reflected on the walls of Venice Beach Suites and Hotel where it houses the oldest original operating ‘bird cage’ elevator in Venice. The hotel boasts beautiful ocean-front views with in-suite kitchens in all of the rooms.

Additional highlights included:  The Venice Historical Society unveiled a special plaque, a boardwalk entertainer,  special appearances by Charlie Chaplin , commemorative gifts for all guests,  and food by Whole Foods



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The unveiling of the “The Potter 1912-2012” plaque.

Photo:  Venice Chamber President  and Control Printing’s Alex Rosales, Venice Beach Suites and Hotel owner Andy Layman and Charlie Chaplin.

Photo:  The Layman family with Charlie Chaplin

Photo:  New member Arbor collective.  Noah Lewkow and Jeffrey Solomon

Photo: New and renewing Chamber members.

Photo:  Always a good time at the Venice Chamber of Commerce mixers.


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Experience the historic and eclectic charm of the Venice Beach Suites and Hotels, offering fully-furnished studio suites right on exciting Venice Beach and the world-famous Venice Beach Ocean Front Walk. Our-newly renovated hotel combines modern amenities with vintage 1900’s ambiance for an enjoyable and comfortable business or leisure destination.

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With summer over we are now looking at the BEST time to visit Venice Beach; the average daytime temps are in the mid 70’s, the nighttime temps are in the mid 50’s and the crowds are down! Your fall vacation with Venice Beach Suites & Hotel is just a phone call away.

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