WEHO Times - The Abbey Food and Bar is celebrating its 30 year anniversary this month. David Cooley, the founder and CEO of what has become an attraction for tour buses in Los Angeles, has seen it all these past three decades. From the AIDS epidemic, earthquakes, protest riots, and a business-crushing pandemic, the Abbey has grown both in size and popularity. It continues to offer a community space where people from all walks of life can “Meet at The Abbey”.
In an interview with WEHO TIMES, Cooley looks back the little coffee shop that could, which opened on May 23, 1991, at 685 N Robertson Boulevard.