Eva’s Plea for Donations to Stay Open Seems to Be Working
The support is flowing in response to Eva’s Facebook post and letter asking for $12,000 in donations to keep the Beverly Boulevard restaurant open for business. According to the Beverly Wilshire Homeowner’s Association and the City Planning Department, Eva must have at least seven parking spaces. When the restaurant was denied the request to relocate four of these parking spaces, the failure to comply would cause them to lose its liquor license, and likely put the place out of business. Chef-owner Mark Gold and his wife Alejandra have turned to social media to garner support. This wouldn’t be the first time the city’s odd parking-liquor license connection will have harassed a neighborhood spot—the same difficulties recently plagued L.A. favorites Dough Boys and Ratner’s.
In the absence of Mark, who just arrived in Copenhagen to stage at world-famous restaurant Noma, Alejandra wrote the letter as an open plea for contributions to raise the money necessary to pay off the final round of legal fees and appeal to the city. Mark weighed in as well, posting to Facebook: "We need to raise $12k by Thursday to keep our doors open!!! We are required to file an appeal with the city of Los Angeles to relocate four parking spaces. We will not be able to keep our liquor license without it, and we will have to close."
To incentivize diners to donate, they are offering 50% back in credit to use at Eva with each donation. It seems to be working; donations are already up to $4,000. Want to help? Click here to donate.