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    • CommentAuthorseth
    • CommentTimeFeb 24th 2008
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    http://www.edisondowntown.com/

    Stopped into this place last weekend after I heard a friend talking about it. Went to downtown to specifically check it out, but once I noticed the line down the street with the velvet rope I decided to head elswhere (I really don't bite on those types of situations). On the way back to the car around 1:30 am the line was gone so I took a peek. Pretty amazing what you can do with a nearly 100 year old former power plant. We spoke with the hostess at the door for a few minutes and it appears that if you pick the right night and time you might be lucky enough to almost have this place to yourself. Worth a look if you live in L.A. or are planning a visit.

    A quick aside on the velvet rope thing- in this particular situation it was truly bizarre, considering in this part of town you have some of the most severe cases of homelessness that Los Angeles has to offer within five feet of any direction.

    Anyways- The Edison:

    Interview with Andrew Meieran, the designer of The Edison









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      CommentAuthorBexx B.S.
    • CommentTimeFeb 24th 2008
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    the Edison is fabulous.. I was there back in Dec. for an actual steampunk function.. it was a meet and greet for those in the scene, and to try and start up clubs in the L.A. area. I had gone with Unextraordinary Gentlemen as part of their photography team.

    heheh matter afact we talked shop on the seats in the very last photo!

    anyhoo- yesh - if anyone has a chance - it is a total must see. It is I believe though, wasted on "hipster L.A." types..
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    God. That looks INCREDIBLE.
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    thats pretty amazing...but it looks like it would be pricey.
    • CommentAuthorsacredchao
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2008
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    That's pretty cool. I'll have to check it out if I have the chance.
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    Wow. Never thought I'd have a "non-firebombing" reason to go to L.A.

    Life throws you curves...
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    I like it.
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      CommentAuthorSarpedon
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2008
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    This is spectacular. If I'm even in LA it's on my list of places to go. I just wish they had named it The Tesla instead, everyone loves Tesla.
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      CommentAuthorVespers
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2008
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    All the geeks love Tesla, you mean. But as this is in L.A., as angeldye said, it's wasted on hipster types, most of which probably wouldn't get The Tesla. The fools.
    • CommentAuthorpeteloaf
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2008
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    Well, they have 'Tesla Fries' on their menu...

    And yeah, I want to go there. What kind of crowd did you see there?
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      CommentAuthorstsparky
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2008
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    I had no idea this existed. Thanks.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2008
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    They also have the Tesla Lounge within it, I believe...
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      CommentAuthorLuke
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2008
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    I've sworn never to return to the pit of despair that is LA, but this could be enough to prevent me getting out of it should another work-reason come up.

    What are the crowd normally like? Does anybody bother with full attire outside of organised events?
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    More pics here.

    The place itself looks great - love to visit one day.
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      CommentAuthorZoetica
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2008 edited
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    Had my birthday party there! Attended the steampunk function Angeldye mentioned, come to think of it. One of my favorite zones, thought the music often leaves much to be desired. The dress code isn't enforced as much as I wish it were, either. Regardless - the Edison is one of the most beautiful places I've ever been.

    Oh and the Tesla fries? Amazing, and I don't even like fries. Also try the deviled eggs and chocolate martinis.
    • CommentAuthorpeteloaf
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2008
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    Zoe, what are the standards for said dress code?
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      CommentAuthorZoetica
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2008
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    @peterloaf The usual nice-place-dresscode, really: no sneakers, no jeans, no baseball hats, collared shirts for men, no flipflops, no athletic wear etc.
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    I usually can't stand places with dress codes... I find they have the worst people.
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      CommentAuthorZoetica
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2008
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    @synthsapien Seeing someone at the Edison in flipflops or bluejeans would actually be pretty jarring. At least I so imagine.
    • CommentAuthorpeteloaf
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2008 edited
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    I need some dress clothes here then, if I head out there...all my 'nice' clothes are on the east cost, and they prolly don't fit me any more.

    All I've got here is uniforms, haha.