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Soho House is, in fact, opening in Malibu

Club will take over shuttered Nikita Malibu space
The now-closed Nikita Malibu restaurant at 22716 Pacific Coast Highway

The now-closed Nikita Malibu restaurant at 22716 Pacific Coast Highway

Rumors that Soho House was trying to open in Malibu were quelled when it became clear the posh private club was opening in a much more unlikely area: Downtown’s Arts District. But it turns out, both rumors were true.

Soho House will take over the 6,900-square-foot space at 22716 Pacific Coast Highway once occupied by Larry Ellison’s restaurant Nikita Malibu. Its California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control license reads “Soho House LLC.”

The two new locations will expand Soho’s wingspan in Los Angeles. The club opened its West Hollywood spot in 2010.

Building prices have more than tripled in the Arts District in the area immediately adjacent to Soho’s Downtown location, which is under construction. It will be interesting to see how much it affects an already iron-clad market like Malibu. [Eater LA] – Hannah Miet