The Abbey could open by end of year on Halsted

There’s a buzz on Boystown’s North Halsted Street and it’s emanating all the way from one of West Hollywood’s most iconic gay nightspots.

Long an eyesore in the middle of Boystown, the former auto repair shop at 3532 N. Halsted Street, used mostly for parking cars during Cubs games, could be transformed into the newest outpost of The Abbey as soon as December if all goes according to plan.

The Abbey Food & Bar is the hottest gay club in Los Angeles’ West Hollywood gayborhood. Opened by David Cooley in 1991, it’s expanded over the years from an 1,100 square-foot coffehouse into a 16,000 square-foot restaurant, open-air patio and dance bar. Reviewers routinely gush over its unique décor and ambiance.

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