The future of Molly’s Burgers on Vine Street is being considered as part of a plan to build an office tower at the site. (photo by Edwin Folven)
The Los Angeles City Council postponed making a decision Tuesday on whether to allow a project near the corner of Vine Street and Selma Avenue to move forward, and rescheduled the matter for August 10.
Plans call for an eight-story office tower with ground-level retail space to be constructed on the northwest corner of the intersection, at a site that is currently occupied by a surface parking lot and Molly’s Burgers. Yusef Robb, a spokesperson for Los Angeles City Council President Eric Garcetti, 13th District, said city officials delayed the matter because they are in the process of determining the future of Molly’s. Robb said Garcetti supports the project, but wants to ensure Molly’s will either be incorporated into the new project, or a new site can be found for the hamburger stand.