Best Place Not Quite Open Yet (1930) (2010)


5257 is a multipurpose Art Deco venue in West Adams with a rich L.A. history. Built in 1930 as a branch office of the First Citizens Savings Bank and Trust, the structure was converted to a neighborhood bar in the ’60s, when it was frequented by the likes of Ray Charles, Pearl Bailey and John Coltrane. Beginning in the early ’90s, the space housed the Fais Do Do nightclub, which has since moved next door. With an original terrazzo floor and a kitchen that was once the bank vault, 5257 now is being restored to its original Art Deco glory by the DeCou family, owners of the local Express Metal Services sheet-metal company, who took over the space seven years ago. After completing a major indoor and outdoor overhaul, 5257 will reopen in November as a restaurant, art gallery, live-music spot, karaoke bar and speakeasy, all in one. 5257 W. Adams Blvd., L.A. —Tanja M. Laden

Location Details

5257 W. Adams Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90016


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