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Campanile & Tar Pit owner Mark Peel opens ... a LUNCH COUNTER? (It's The Point, in Culver City.)




Mark Peel opened The Point, near Eric Owen Moss's Gateway Art Tower, to feed the hungry studio workers and computer programmers who work at the redevelopment zone at Hayden and National.
Mark Peel opened The Point, near Eric Owen Moss's Gateway Art Tower, to feed the hungry studio workers and computer programmers who work at the redevelopment zone at Hayden and National.
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KPCC's John Rabe talks with famed LA restaurateur Mark Peel (owner of Campanile and Tar Pit) about his latest venture, The Point, a breakfast and lunch joint in Culver City. Mark and John bravely did the interview dozens of feet in the air, atop an Eric Owen Moss art tower next to The Point.

COME INSIDE for the movie. (Credit: Tom Bonner) Architect Eric Owen Moss designed the Gateway Art Tower, and notes on the company site: "All the buildings in the immediate area are governed by a 56 foot height limit. The Art Tower height is an important exception to the local height rule. The project will be 72 feet high, measured from grade, and will include an open-air, excavated, concrete seating and staging space at its base that begins at minus 12 feet." Here's Mark's guided tour of the view, from atop the tower: