LA County fined another local restaurant. This is a legendary West Hollywood hot spot called The Classic Cat.
Owner Donn Berdahl and her lawyer Rod Pacheco spoke to John & Ken about how LA County closed them down and retaliated after publicly fighting to keep their place open. LA County doesn’t like the layout of their place, despite the fact that they have a retractable roof that allows for continuous airflow.
(SUNSET STRIP, CA) – A group of small investors had a dream: the restoration of The Classic Cat, a legendary Sunset Strip hotspot that celebrates the past but reflects the upscale destination of West Hollywood now on iconic Sunset Boulevard . Near the legendary nightclubs Whiskey a Go Go and The Viper Room, The Classic Cat was a regular hangout for Hollywood stars. Then the #COVID-19 pandemic – a surefire challenge for restaurants across the country. But surviving the numerous challenges during the global pandemic pale in comparison to the arbitrary, bureaucratic nightmare Los Angeles County and the city of West Hollywood now impose on the restaurant – and so many other restaurants. The restaurant leaned back to please the county and town to reach the goal posts that keep moving. A retractable roof in the restaurant creates a COVID-safe outdoor terrace. The restaurant also added numerous protective measures, including installing plexiglass and improving ventilation. Meanwhile, unconstitutional shutdowns and restrictions prevail as heads of government and health inspectors issue arbitrary orders while protecting health data from the public. Despite their best efforts, The Classic Cat received notice from a health inspector that they will be closed THIS FRIDAY, March 5th.
Today’s update is that LA County SHUTDOWN has The Classic Cat. Listen as John & Ken speak to the owners and find out how to save The Classic Cat.