The West Los Angeles Planning Commission has once again delayed a decision on whether the popular Gjusta bakery and restaurant on Sunset Avenue in Venice should be allowed to serve alcohol and operate an outdoor dining patio.
Concerned Neighbors of 320 Sunset, a group of neighborhood activists, has appealed a prior approval of the restaurant’s expansion over concerns about noise and traffic impacts on nearby residences.
The appeal was set to be heard at the commission’s Jan. 20 meeting, but commissioners instead postponed the hearing until March 4 to allow more time for community members to review revised operation and design plans submitted by Gjusta.
Commissioners are also seeking information from the city Building and Safety officials about whether Gjusta has been operating in compliance with existing permits.
— Gary Walker