Hollywood Palladium to close for summer renovations, laying off 500

The venue at 6215 Sunset Blvd. will be closed starting in June for building improvements, including a new roof, HVAC, and ADA accessibility upgrades.

Hollywood Palladium to close for summer renovations, laying off 500

This summer, the Hollywood Palladium will be closed for renovations.

In a California Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) filing, a notice stated that the music venue was temporarily laying off 509 workers.

Live Nation Entertainment Inc. (which operates the Palladium) informed part-time employees that they will be without work in the venue as of June 1, according a source familiar with the plans. Employees were told that they could work at other Live Nation venues (NYSE: LYV), in Los Angeles.

The venue at Sunset Boulevard, 6215 is closed until June for building improvements. The building will be closed from June to upgrade the flooring and paint the interior. Palladium has set September 16 as the date for its first show after summer.

The Live Nation Group has offered part-time positions to security, ushers, concessions and other staff at venues throughout Greater Los Angeles. These include the Wiltern and Belasco in L.A., Irvine's FivePoint Amphitheatre and House of Blues Anaheim.

The Palladium, a 59,000-square foot venue built in 1940 that was operated by Live Nation in Los Angeles for a year in 2007, underwent extensive renovations.