She’s back: Amanda Scheer-Demme returns to Hollywood


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The woman who helped put the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on the national nightlife map via her ruthless door policy at the hotel’s Tropicana bar (and Teddy’s), Amanda Scheer-Demme, will soon run the show at a new bar located in the former Stork.

According to sources familiar with the project, the Stork, which opened earlier this year on North Orange Avenue near the Hollywood & Highland complex, is now closed. The phone number is busy 24 hours a day and the website is down. We’re told that Scheer-Demme is currently in the process of revamping the space into a lounge tentatively titled ‘H-Wood.’

The widow of film director Ted Demme declined to comment on the new space Wednesday, but we hear that things are moving quickly and that an opening before the end of the year is likely. What might be in store in terms of a menu is still unknown, but we’re guessing ‘H-wood’ will serve some sort of upscale fare. Check back here and with The Guide for more details soon.


The Stork / H-Wood, 1738 N. Orange Ave., Hollywood.

-- Charlie Amter