We’re compiling an ongoing list of who’s giving discounts to WGA members and who’s provided food and drink to strikers.
— Dana Harris
DISCOUNTS FOR WGA MEMBERS (with card)
Skin Solutions Medspa, Brentwood: Special writers strike prices, plus $50 off any $100 treatment.
Gaucho Grill, Studio City: 10%
Kay & Dave’s Mexican restaurant, West LA: Free dessert
The Griffin, Atwater Village: $1 drinks 5 pm-8pm, Mon.-Fri.
Custom Hotel, LAX: First drink free
Silverlake Yoga, Silverlake: 15%
Artisan Cheese Gallery, Studio City: 10%
Apple store, the Grove: 5%-15% (not strikecentric; has always offered this discount to WGA members)
Swingers, Beverly Boulevard: 50% (thanks to an anonymous donor)
EYEXAM, Sherman Oaks Mall: Up to 30%
Malo, Silverlake: 15%
Chandara, West LA: 25%
Jack Sprat’s Grille, West LA: 15%
Two Tomatoes, Sherman Oaks: 10%. Home decor and gift store; owner’s husband is a WGA member. “We can’t do much more than the 10% because we are a very very new store just trying to get on our feet, but we hope it helps a little!”
Restaurants that have donated food and drink to the picket lines:
French 75 Bistro
Hard Times Pizza
TotalBeauty.com came to the line at Warner Bros. with care packages: Travel sizes of Kleenex, hand lotion, sunscreen and hand sanitizer, plus a Chapstick.
“For pure support, thanks to Beverly Hills Cab drivers for the consistent waves and honks.”
Free beer for WGA writers at the Irish Times bar, this weekend only: NOV 16th from 9pm -2 am and NOV 17th from 12- 7pm.
From the barkeep who brought you the above free beer: Her boyfriend has a song of interest, “One Big Union.” Can be heard at http://www.myspace.com/redsmear
“The Mobil station across from NBC is letting strikers use their restroom and grab a free soda. And a Bristol Farms market near Raleigh Studios is allowing strikers to park in their lot all day.”
On the other hand, an Office Depot threatened to tow strikers’ cars — even if they made a purchase.
The ROXY is giving free admission to anyone with a WGA card for the length of the strike.
“Wild Oats Cafe on Melrose and Gower is offering the use of their bathroom and a $5 breakfast special for WGAers (with card or red shirt). They even let me use the restroom a half-hour before they were technically open.”
Matt Sherman Management hosted WGA members for two hours Nov. 14 at Hollywood’s VICE Wedneday evening.