I heard last week that recently vacated North Star Brewery space at 3200 Tejon Street (left) had been snapped up by Joe Vostrejs, Jeff Hermanson and Rod Wagner—the Larimer Square gang, in part, and the crew most recently behind the resurrection of Billy’s Inn at 4403 Lowell Boulevard. So I put in a call to Vostrejs.
“Man, the rumor mill must be going full-tilt,” he said. “That’s not supposed to be out there yet…”
But because it was out there, he told me that the story was true: He and his partners had picked the place up, in addition to everything else in the building where North Star once shone.
“We have the building under contract,” he explained, “and are doing our due diligence.” This acquisition got them some retail space, three apartments and North Star. And though no tenant for the restaurant space has yet been identified, Vostrejs knows it's just a matter of time.
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