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Hollywood Spa

1974 2014
1650 Ivar Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028

(Health Club) *

Was ordered to close in 1988, as part of an enforcement of stringent regulations restricting sexual activity at gay bathhouses. “I don’t plan to close,” said Scott D.R. Goulet, owner of Hollywood Spa, 1650 Ivar Ave. Goulet died of AIDS-related complications in 1993.

Peter Sykes owned Hollywood Spa since 1993 and also owns the North Hollywood Spa, another gay bathhouse. Sykes said Denley Companies, the real estate firm controlled by Mehdi Bolour, wanted to double the nearly $30,000 in rent he paid each month for the spa location. He also confirmed that Hollywood Spa is six months behind in payment of its rent.

Attr — Bob Damron '82, 84; 1988-05-10 LA Times, WehoVille