In December, Spacecraft designer Kristofer Keith led me on a tour of BoHo, the restaurant Adolfo Suaya should open by March with chef/co-owner Andre Guerrero.
Yesterday, the former Charcoal space at the ArcLight was nearing completion. Suaya was on-site, and he said BoHo will be a place to “read the paper, have a cup of coffee or have a beer.” Keith described the concept as “casual, quick and easy.” If you’re interested in more details about Andre Guerrero’s shareable, market-driven menu, CLICK HERE.
Charcoal was frontloaded with “activity points,” including the entrance, bar and fireplace. At BoHo, Keith dispersed the excitement to every corner of the space.
A glass-fronted wall divides the bar and dining room. This will allow the dining room to become open-air on the west and north sides.
Keith “brought the bar to the back to create energy.” He crafted a U-shaped bar from the old Charcoal chairs and plans to add two plasma screens for when the game’s on TV. He darkened the wood floors and lightened the wood walls. A walk-in, glass-lined cooler will hold the kegs. The owners of Verdugo are consulting on the 24 taps.
He’s been shopping at thrift stores on a daily basis, hunting for different shelving, paintings and chandeliers. Whatever he finds, “It has to be organic.”
February 20, 2009 at 10:07 AM
sounds like a pretty cool concept in the glitzy area. then again, with Cahuenga right next door, I think the denizens might feel welcome in this place.