Better known as "Heidi's boss" on The Hills, Bolthouse has contributed creative guidance to spots like Foxtail, Hyde, and Michael Mina's XIV. Also considered a promoter, Bolthouse brings publicity to his venues through his various celebrity ties (so no shocker that he was on The Hills).
On the other hand, SBE too is a crucial player in the Los Angeles nightlife scene. Think the SLS Hotel and The Bazaar, the Philippe Starck-designed Katsuyas, The Abbey, Area, the newly opened Mi-6, and the upcoming revamp of Gladstone's and Hyde in LA Live. Not too shabby. Details are still developing on what caused the separation, stay tuned for more to come. [SSLA]