According to the latest bi-weekly update that the City Manager gives to the Culver City Council, plans have been submitted that may bring a BevMo! to 5640 Sepulveda Boulevard -- directly across Slauson from the Westfiled Culver City Mall. Good news for local fans of fine wine, microbrews, gourmet food, and, you know, booze. Plus, most BevMo! stores offer fun stuff like weekly beer and wine tastings, etc., so stay tuned.

UPDATE: A Culver CIty Times member just left a comment (and then deleted it?) saying that, if passed, this would involve the closing and demolition of Shakey's Pizza. How do we feel about this?

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Comment by Scupine on March 26, 2013 at 1:56pm

Thanks to everyone for their comments. It really helped me (and others who read this article) understand that people care about what businesses come into their community. 

For my part, I can't really see how this is an example of the city not caring what the resident's want. If Shakey's was providing what the people wanted, it would be full of customers, and there would be no question of closing it. If people don't go to BevMo, they'll be gone before too long, too. I'm not sure "the city" enters into this equation. 

Comment by BRENDA RAMSEY on March 25, 2013 at 3:22pm

How many more liquor establishments does one need?  Pavilions, CVS, Sprouts, The warehouse down on McConnell/Culver, Ralphs.

Comment by Dan O'Brien on March 25, 2013 at 7:23am

If this is true, it wouldn't be about CC not caring about what the residents want; it would mean that BevMo needed to create more parking for its business.  The owner of a private property can and should be able to do what they want with it, as long as it doesn't violate business, building, zoning or safety codes.

Plus, while I have kids and have enjoyed Shakey's many times with my family, to assume that the residents as a whole would prefer a Shakey's to a BevMo is, well, presumptuous.

Comment by BRENDA RAMSEY on March 24, 2013 at 7:19pm

Figures...Culver City is looking for the $$$ and doesn't give a rat's ass about what residents want

Comment by Enhager on March 22, 2013 at 7:49pm

Well I love the Shakey's Sign and Name. But I've never been to this one because all the others I've visited have not been some place I'd return to.

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