The rumor mill
started spinning this morning when local blog WeHoville reported
that restaurant and nightlife group SBE
was signing a lease to take over some major retail
real estate along Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood. SBE says they were confused when they started recieving phone calls about the news earlier today; they haven't signed any leases in West Hollywood recently. Finally, the truth comes out in a release:
The release says nothing about a partnership with SBE, so this sounds like Cooley's return to nightlife, on his own. The timing is interesting, too. Smells like that non-compete clause just ended. Either way, sounds like The Abbey is about to get some serious new company.