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Glendale nightclub to rise from the ashes; Little Temple gets a makeover, renamed The Virgil

by Kevin Bronson on June 6, 2012

The cozy Glendale nightclub formerly known as the Scene Bar (and then LaBrie’s) is poised to reopen under new ownership this month as Complex. And the venue will reboot in a big way — long-running electro collective Information Society is scheduled to headline Complex’s grand opening on July 3 (it will be their only U.S. show in 2012). L.A. synth-pop duo Father Tiger will support.

The spot at 806 E. Colorado Blvd. has been dark since LaBrie’s shuttered about a year ago. As the Scene and LaBrie’s, the room hosted myriad local shows. The Complex’s Facebook page promises designer drinks and craft beers, and weekday entertainment that will vary nightly. The venue will be open seven days a week, including a Sunday “hangover party” starting at noon.

Little Temple becomes The Virgil

Meanwhile, in Silver Lake, owners Louie and Netty Ryan (the Townhouse and the Del Monte Speakeasy) have engineered the makeover of the Little Temple (formerly the Garage) at 4519 Santa Monica Blvd. The Virgil is billing itself as a “specialty craft cocktail bar,” and its event calendar thus far offers various DJ nights and a smattering of live entertainment (Teen Daze, the One AM Radio, Giraffage and Slow Magic played there earlier this week). It’s open Tuesday through Saturday.


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Anna Borg June 6, 2012 at 12:23 pm

Very interesting about “The Complex”. I know The Scene was constantly harassed by the fire department, to the point where I encountered a long line outside once and when I finally got in, there were maybe 20 people milling about the space with plenty of room to breathe. Hopefully that’s all been straightenend out. New venues are always a good thing.

Joanna DeVoe June 6, 2012 at 3:01 pm

Hey now… That’s my hood!

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