From NYC to Mexico to Vegas, 1 OAK has made its mark in each city and now has plans for a new location on the historic Sunset Strip in Los Angeles. The Butter Group, New York’s preeminent hospitality company and owners of renowned restaurants, The Darby and Butter; lounges and nightclubs, The Darby Downstairs, 1 OAK and 1 OAK Las Vegas announced today plans to unveil the first California outpost of hot spot, 1 OAK. Located at the former Key Club (9039 Sunset Boulevard), 1 OAK Los Angeles will open its doors in the space that once housed the likes of legendary musicians, including The Doors, Van Halen, Tom Petty, Tina Turner, Guns N’ Roses, and Bon Jovi.
The Butter Group, helmed by restaurateurs and nightlife business originators Richie Akiva and Scott Sartiano, along with their business partner Ronnie Madra, have partnered with Bartelier Group’s Darren Dzienciol (Trousdale) to introduce the 1 OAK brand to the Los Angeles market this fall.
“We are thrilled to be expanding 1 OAK into the Los Angeles market. We’ve been approached with many offers to bring our hospitality concepts to LA, but we’ve been waiting for the right project to come along...and this was it,” said Sartiano.
The exclusive nightlife niche will enliven Los Angeles’ nightclub arena with its NYC exclusivity and cutting-edge style, as 1 OAK’s signature design elements—Da Vinci Code walls, Brazilian wood counters and Gatsby-esque atmosphere—set to captivate West Hollywood party-goers while they immerse themselves in the stylish scene.
“In partnering with The Butter Group, we look forward to working with some of the industry’s top creative minds as we draw on one another’s expertise in our perspective markets to provide West Hollywood with a nightlife experience unlike any other in Los Angeles,” said Bartelier Group’s Darren Dzienciol.