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Is Rose Ave the New Abbot Kinney in Venice Beach?

by on January 6, 2012

512 Rose Ave1 253x300 Is Rose Ave the New Abbot Kinney in Venice Beach?Last February I wrote about how Rose was a developing enclave that was quickly growing in popularity. Here we are almost a year later, and Rose is generating a lot of hype as Venice’s newest hot spot, so . . . is it fair to say Rose Ave is the new Abbot Kinney?

Several new developments have contributed to the buzz around Rose.

Rose Ave 2 283x300 Is Rose Ave the New Abbot Kinney in Venice Beach?It’s clear to see that Rose is Venice’s newest hot spot, but does that mean it will be the new Abbot Kinney? I think it will be tough for Rose to ever build the cache that Abbot Kinney has developed, and honestly I think the draws of each location are different.

Abbot Kinney has long been associated with art, due to the volume of galleries, and with boutique shopping – both of which don’t figure to be heavily featured on Rose. Whereas due to all the restaurants, I envision Rose more as hub for locals living in North Venice – especially with Whole Foods close by – and as a destination for foodies. It won’t have as much of the artsy appeal of Abbot Kinney, but will still be immensely popular.

One thing is for sure, the development of Rose will mean great things for Venice. Having a new space with its own unique identity and vibrant community will only increase the popularity of our area.

What do you think of the new developments on Rose? Is there something you are most looking forward to seeing? What do you think the vibe will be like on Rose?


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Alex Quaid is an Associate Partner for Partners Trust Real Estate specializing in the Venice Beach community. He is an avid surfer and is obsessed with the Lakers. He can be reached at Follow him on Twitter via @alexquaid5.


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  1. I don’t make it to Venice as often as I’d like, but I’m definitely looking forward to trying Café Gratitude!

  2. Paul Troon says:

    Rose Ave. needs more public parking if it will become like AK. Rose Ave. is C4 zoned, but with out parking it will be impossible to open restaurants except in the few properties that had legacy restaurants in them, or can rent spaces in 512 Rose’s underground lot.

    I’m all for Rose Ave. improving and becoming more commercial and community serving, but the city needs to actively assist. We need some help from the LA planning department or Rose Ave. is going to die on the vine as a vital commercial destination. paul

  3. Alex Quaid says:

    Good point Paul. We all know that Abbot Kinney lacks parking and it has way more than Rose does. Do you think the city could build a parking garage nearby? Would that solve the problem and where would it go?

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