After a long development process, the highly anticipated Downtown branch of the Soho House private club is scheduled to open in August. An exact date has not been set, but the Soho Warehouse, at 1000 S. Santa Fe Ave. in the Arts District, will arrive with 48 hotel rooms, a gym, pool, restaurants, bars and a rooftop deck with trees on it.

The Soho House chain is a private club for what it calls the “creative community,” and many of its features will be available to members only. People can apply for membership, and will pay an annual fee of more than $2,000. The first Soho House opened in London in 1995 and there are now 23 locations around the world. The Soho Warehouse is the first outpost of the club in Downtown Los Angeles, and follows regional locations in West Hollywood and Malibu. The seven-story building was originally constructed in 1916.

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