In December, Spacecraft designer Kristofer Keith led me on a tour of BoHo, the restaurant Adolfo Suaya should open by the second week of 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 has 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. The front room will also house a fireplace capped with a mounted deer head and plenty of greenery, including at least three 12-foot ficuses.
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.
“Everything we’re doing is casual, bohemian, thrift store,” says Keith, down to the mismatched plates and silverware. 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.”
Update: BoHo opened and relocated to Hollywood & Highland.