We have a proven track record for securing alcohol licenses on time and with the fewest restrictions possible.

In California, the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) is responsible for regulating alcoholic beverages. The ABC requires a detailed application, background checks, notifications to nearby residents, and issues a set of restrictions that regulate alcoholic beverage service. We can handle the entire process for you and use our relationships with the ABC to ensure that your application is approved quickly and with the fewest restrictions possible. If you plan to sell a full line of alcoholic beverages, we can locate a clean license for you at a competitive price. Whether you operate a restaurant, bar, nightclub, music venue, or bottle shop we can assist with your ABC needs. 
Before the ABC can issue a license, your local Planning Department must first approve your request. Because each municipality has its own unique approval process, timelines, procedures, and costs vary widely from city to city. We have secured approvals in nearly every city in LA County and many others throughout the state. We can prepare applications; conduct outreach to local law enforcement, neighborhood groups, and elected officials; and represent you at public hearings. As registered lobbyists, we know the ins and outs of City Hall, so we can ensure that your project is approved without any unnecessary or overly restrictive conditions. 
We can also help obtain permits for live entertainment, dancing, pool tables, arcades, and many other uses typically associated with the hospitality industry.


Conditional Use Permits, Alcohol Exemptions, Administrative Use Permits, Zone Variances, & Specific Plan Approvals


Beer and Wine, Full Liquor, License Transfers, Modifications and Updates, & Priority Drawing (Liquor License Lottery)


Dance Hall & Live Entertainment


We can bring your facilities in line with municipal regulations, so you can focus on the more creative aspects of your business journey.

The Department of Building and Safety requires clearance from all governing agencies associated with your development, including the Fire Department, Public Works, Department of Transportation and Waste Management, among others. This is where so many applicants run into problems—it only takes one agency to stop your project in its tracks. Our building standards division provides drawings for preliminary estimates, occupancy analysis and feasibility studies to determine whether your business vision is viable up front. We also provide drawings for building permits, kitchen design, sidewalk seating permits, sign and awning permits. By foreseeing roadblocks and thinking of workarounds, FE Design’s experienced team makes sure you have the best chance at pushing through a perilous process.


With over 20 years of kitchen design expertise, we have knowledge of the most up-to-date food service equipment and a deep understanding of health department regulations, making us a premier advisor on building code regulations and construction logistics.


Our understanding of the impact of building code standards on the design process allows us to offer excellent design for our clients. We will layout your entire food facility with careful thought on operations and code compliance for various departments.


Industry professionals and aspiring hospitality location seekers look to us for due diligence services. We can guide you on realistic timelines, permit costs, and physical site conditions that will effect your development proposals.