I drove down Silver Lake Boulevard about two weeks ago, and, speeding by, I think I caught a glimpse of where the proposed La Mill Coffeehouse is supposed to be. It was the only storefront in the largely residential neighborhood with what looked like construction boarding around it. Does anyone in the neighborhood know what the story is? Was I even looking at the right place? It was set to open this month, but I've heard nothing.
Of course, if I was right about the location, this place is going to be an enormous cluster**** of parking headaches. Intelligentsia's street parking and the minimal Sunset Junction lot will seem like a suburban Texas Super Wal-Mart in comparison. The street on the midmorning Saturday was wall-to-wall cars, not an open spot in sight, and I believe that, from my Spaceland visits, this is one of those draconian permit parking neighborhoods. Combine this with a lack of public transportation on Silver Lake, unlike the easy ten-minute walk from Vermont/Santa Monica Red Line Station for Intelligentsia. Unless La Mill is squirreling away a large parking lot back there or will have a valet, this should largely find itself exclusively the province of the locals.
Any word on what's happening with La Mill would be appreciated. As their website has no mention of it, they don't seem to be in much of a hurry to advertise it.