Cedd Moses – The Proprietor 213
Cedd Moses is the founder and inspiration behind the 213 Hospitality Group, which operates some of the country’s 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; Honeycut; Halfstep; 151; 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.
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 the hospitality industry, an extension of his ongoing passion for the city’s arts and underground music subculture. He serves as Bringing Back Broadway Co-chair.
Moses is on the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Conservancy and Streetcar Los Angeles; 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 free time, Cedd is an avid squash player and music fan. He is the also the proud father of two Children.