SANTA MONICA—Jerry’s Liquor, a popular hotspot in Santa Monica for alcohol of all kinds, may be closing its doors.

On Monday, October 16, the Santa Monica Architectural Review Board reviewed plans for a new building to be placed on the site that is currently the home of Jerry’s Liquor. The proposal is for a new food serving tenant space with subterranean parking. The proposed improvements were considered by the Board on June 19, 2017 and was continued for further refinements.

The Architectural Review Board Reports states, “The plan for the proposed building or structure is expressive of good taste, good design, and in general contributes to the image of Santa Monica as a place of beauty, creativity and individuality the proposed new design is pedestrian-oriented with a strong design concept. Small tenant spaces proposed as restaurant with ample outdoor dining will create a lively frontage along Wilshire Boulevard.”

The design group DLR Group is behind the plans. The Architectural Review Board asked the group to adjust some landscaping ideas, but overall approved of the plans.

According to the Santa Monica Daily Press, this is not the first time Jerry’s Liquor has been at risk of closure. In 2009, a different developer planned to put an apartment complex and grocery store on the site of the business which was met with opposition. Another proposed plan in 2012, called for a mixed-use building, but those plans fell through as well. In 2016, the property was purchased by Cadence Capital Investments for $10.5 million.

Jerry’s Liquor indicates on its website that they ship anywhere in the U.S.  and superior customer services is a goal for the company. Their online shopping provides a convenient, fast, and affordable way to glance at our vast selection and the website is a modern way to find what customers need with a search bar that can direct patrons to a page of results to find what they are looking for.

Written By George Morris and Donald Roberts