Cedd Moses – The Proprietor 213
Cedd Moses is the founder and inspiration behind the 213 Group, which operates some of Los Angeles’ most celebrated bars including The Varnish; Cole’s Originators of the French Dip; Seven Grand Whiskey Bar; The Golden Gopher; Tony’s Saloon; The Broadway Bar; Caña Rum Bar; Las Perlas; and Casey’s Irish Pub. Over the last decade, Moses has simultaneously helped foster Downtown LA’s renaissance and established LA as an International destination for some of the Country’s best Cocktails.The Varnish won best Cocktail Bar in the US award in 2012 at the very respected Spirit Awards in New Orleans.
Upon establishing 213 in 2000, Moses has dedicated his business pursuits to the revitalization of downtown Los Angeles converting empty or underutilized classic office buildings with historical and architectural significance into mixed-use developments featuring creative office spaces, restaurants and cocktail lounges. Moses is widely acknowledged as one of downtown Los Angeles’ most impactful real estate developers among business leaders including the Downtown Business Improvement District, the office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and the City Council.
Cedd Moses is a born and bred native Angeleno, the son of famous Abstract Expressionist painter Ed Moses, and was raised in Venice’s renowned art scene. For nearly two decades Moses worked as a professional money manager, known for his business acumen and socially responsible investing. In the mid 90’s, Moses shifted gears to concentrate on nightlife development, an extension of his ongoing passion for the city’s arts and underground music subculture. He serves as Co-Chair of the Entertainment, Retail and Hospitality Committee for the Central City Association and is a Bringing Back Broadway Trustee, heading its Marketing & Economic Development Committee.
Moses is on the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Conservancy and serves on its Finance Committee; he is also the founder of the American Arts Documentary Foundation, a non-profit organization that documents contemporary art. AADF’s first project was Cool School, a film directed by award-winning documentary producer Morgan Neville, and co-produced by Moses, spotlighting the Ferus Gallery and the 60s avant-garde artists including his father. In his spare time, Moses is an avid horseracing fan, traveling the country to attend Stakes races and is also a competitive squash player.