WEHOville - With a 4-2 vote on Monday night, West Hollywood’s Historic Preservation Commission gave its blessing to the proposed French Market project. That vote both certified the Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and also approved the certificate of appropriateness for the historic building. 

Located at 7985 Santa Monica Blvd., at Laurel Avenue, the French Market Place building dates to the 1930s when it opened as a grocery store. However, its historic significance dates back to 1972, during the early days of the burgeoning gay liberation movement, when it became a major gathering place for the LGBT community.

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