Lana Del Rey’s ‘Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd’ will be transformed into a bar

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The abandoned tunnel that gave its title to Lana Del Rey’s latest album will soon be transformed into a speakeasy.

At the beginning of the year, WECB revealed that Lana Del Rey’s album tunnel, Did You Know There’s a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd, was very real. Today, the abandoned Jergins Tunnel in Long Beach, California, is set to be transformed into a full-fledged speakeasy-style bar.

City and business leaders announced Monday that the Hard Rock Hotel would come to downtown in 2027, according to the Long Beach Business Journal, on the vacant site of the former Jergins Trust Building, at the corner of Ocean Boulevard and Pine Avenue. Mayor Rex Richardson said that as part of the project, the Jergins Tunnel would be transformed into a bar with music that “ matches our local vibe “.

In the late sixties the tunnel was sealed and closed to the public, but it was once an underground passageway that provided access to the beach, where food and souvenir vendors lined up along it. walls. In his interview with WECB, Del Rey explained: “ Would it be a disturbing concept to be locked and sealed with all these beautiful things inside without anyone being able to access them except maybe family? It’s a question I was asking myself because it’s something that could happen, given the way people perceive my music. Will my work go so far as to make me a simple receptacle, sequestered, my family being the only one able to access this metaphorical tunnel? »


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