In addition to working as an associate editor and reporter for KPCC, Hayley Fox is also these days doing PR for a certain neighborhood bar scheduled to re-open in Echo Park April 1. Just days after she married Joaquin Reyna-Donaldson last fall, he and business partner Don Andes took ownership of Little Joy, located at 1477 Sunset Blvd.. The new proprietors are now furiously completing a full renovation in time for Dodgers Opening Day.
“It was originally a garage,” Fox tells FishbowlLA. “Then it became a pharmacy, and because of that, Joaquin and Don have found all this crazy pharmaceutical stuff, like cool old beakers. Since the 1960s, it has been a bar.”
Fox’s significant owner has worked as a bartender around Echo Park since he moved here from Oakland 13 years ago. Little Joy will have eight beers on tap and well-poured, solidly old-fashioned hard liquor drinks.