SAVE TAIX FRENCH RESTAURANT

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The Friends of Taix are asking for your support  

Please donate to the Taix preservation fund at http://www.friendsoftaix.org

make sure to earmark funds for Taix in the dropdown menu.

BUT!!!  DO NOT DONATE on the page you will be directed to after you sign the petition- this goes to Change.org,  not our preservation efforts.

Taix French Restaurant is a beloved neighborhood institution unlike any other in Los Angeles.


With its authentic French menu, relaxing lounge and loyal staff (several employees have over 50 years of service!), Taix has served Los Angeles for over 90 years and has remained a favorite destination at their Sunset Boulevard location since 1962. Birthdays, graduations, weddings, funerals, Dodger game parties, all are celebrated at Taix. It has become the key location for the annual 'Echo Park Rising', a neighborhood celebration of local music. Survey LA (the historic survey of Los Angeles) has identified Taix as a long-standing commercial presence in the community. In a rare move in 2012, the intersection in front of Taix was officially designated Taix Square by the City Council - very few restaurants receive this honor.

But Taix was recently sold to developers Holland Partner Group (HPG), based in Washington state.  Their misguided plan is to demolish the historic Taix building and replace it with a 6-story apartment building, where they promise a new version of Taix will occupy a small storefront. This proposal shows a basic lack of respect for this Los Angeles legacy, its devoted community, and the architectural continuity of our historic neighborhood.

In a post-COVID world, we should be taking a hard look at any new density-boosting project that might threaten our future well-being. We should also be concerned about the ongoing FBI corruption probe into land use decisions at City Hall, with large scale developments like this one getting special treatment and zoning upgrades. We want to be at the table from the beginning, to ensure the process is fair and transparent and the needs of Angelenos come first.

Losing Taix would leave a deep void in the cultural fabric that holds our community together.  

We ask:

• Councilman Mitch O'Farrell to support our historic nomination and give the community a voice in the plans for this site.
• Office of Historic Resources to support our nomination for Historic Cultural Monument status.
• Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti and the Planning Department to enact the Legacy Business Program and add Taix to that list.
• Holland Partner Group to leave Taix intact: the building, the food, the lounge, the staff, the porte-cochère, the decor.
• Michael Taix (owner of the restaurant) to help us lead Taix into the future, as a vibrant new historical landmark that remains at the heart of the neighborhood.


Please become a "Friend of Taix" - help us preserve this celebrated gathering spot by signing our petition and join Friends of Taix on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates.  The Silver Lake Heritage Trust is the non-profit organization sponsoring this effort.  Please donate to the Taix preservation fund at http://www.friendsoftaix.org

make sure to earmark funds for Taix in the dropdown menu.

Thank you and Merci beaucoup