August 2, 2021 #1 Local News, Forum, Information and Event Source for Venice Beach, California.

Producer Joel Silver Buys Venice Post Office?

It looks like Producer Joel Silver has signed a contract to enter escrow and is waiting for the appropriate official at the USPS to countersign for the historic (1939) Venice Post Office at 1601 Main Street. No word on the sale price, but bids were expected to be higher than 7.5 million. Postal service will move to 313 Grand on Saturday, June 16th.

Silver told the Venice Neighborhood Council that if he were able to purchase the building he would keep the facade and artist Edward Biberman’s “Story of Venice” mural, but convert it to offices for his production company and add a screening room.

From The Venice Stakeholders Association:

The Venice Stakeholders Association (VSA) has just been informed by producer Joel Silver that he has been chosen by the United State Postal Service as the finalist to purchase the historic Venice Main Post Office.

In a conversation with VSA president Mark Ryavec, Mr. Silver re-affirmed his commitment to the VSA and other Venice organizations to negotiate a binding covenant that would be attached to the property’s deed that will bind Silver and all successors to preserve the building and the “Story of Venice” mural in its historic condition and guaranteeing public access to the building’s foyer and the mural.

“While we are disappointed that the Postal Service has deserted this wonderful building,” VSA president Mark Ryavec said, “we are encouraged by Joel’s demonstrated commitment to historic preservation and his offer to conclude a substantive covenant with the Los Angeles Conservancy and the VSA.”

In support of that goal, the VSA’s attorney has prepared a draft covenant, which has been forwarded to Mr. Silver and the Conservancy for consideration.

Related Posts

20-Year-Old Fresno Man Killed in Venice Shooting, Crash

July 30, 2021

July 30, 2021

No arrests made in connectio to Tuesday incident By Sam Catanzaro. Officials have released the identity of a 20-year-old man...

Uovo Pasta Opens in Marina Del Rey

July 29, 2021

July 29, 2021

Soft opening for popular restaurant at Pier 44 By Kerry Slater  Popular pasta restaurant Uovo is now open in Marina...

Police Investigating Fatal Crash, Shooting in Venice

July 28, 2021

July 28, 2021

Details remain murky surrounding Tuesday morning incident  By Sam Catanzaro Police are investigating a fatal car crash and possible related...

Venice Community Housing Receives Honor From American Institute Of Architects: YO! Venice Show – July 27, 2021

July 27, 2021

July 27, 2021

Local news and culture in under 5 minutes. * Venice Community Housing Receives Honor From American Institute Of Architects *...

Homeless Advocate Arrested Near Venice Bridge Home Shelter on Suspicion of Dealing Drugs (UPDATED)

July 26, 2021

July 26, 2021

65-year-old Garry Featherstone accused of selling meth, PCP By Sam Catanzaro A self-described homeless outreach advocate was recently arrested near...

Bonin’s Encampment to Home Moves 131 Homeless Into Housing: YO! Venice Show – July 19, 2021

July 19, 2021

July 19, 2021

Local news and culture in under 5 minutes. * Bonin’s Encampment to Home Moves 131 Homeless Into Housing * LAFD...

Petition for Recall of Councilmember Bonin Approved for Circulation

July 13, 2021

July 13, 2021

Signature gathering phase now set to begin after Tuesday approval by City Clerk  By Sam Catanzaro The Los Angeles City...

Deadline Extended For Unhoused To Move Belongings Off Boardwalk: YO! Venice Show – July 12, 2021

July 12, 2021

July 12, 2021

Local news and culture in under 5 minutes. * Deadline Extended For Unhoused To Move Belongings Off Boardwalk * Pedestrian...

Hyperion Spill Discharges 17 Million Gallons of Raw Sewage Into Santa Monica Bay

July 12, 2021

July 12, 2021

Sunday night spillage occurs 1-mile offshore from Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant By Sam Catanzaro 17 million gallons of raw sewage...

Edify TV: West LA Chili Bowl Denied Historic-Cultural Status

July 12, 2021

July 12, 2021

Recently LA City Council voted to deny the West LA Chili Bowl Historic-Cultural Monument, one of the oldest surviving examples...

IPO Cosmetics Launches The World’s First 4Step Facial Kit

July 10, 2021

July 10, 2021

It’s Perfect On Introduces a New, Convenient, Portable and Eco-Friendly Skincare Option By Staff Writer What if you could get...

Marina Drive-In Movie Summer Series Underway

July 9, 2021

July 9, 2021

Gather with your family and friends to watch movies by the sea in Marina del Rey. Marina Drive-In Movie Nights,...