Fast Eddie

Eddie Navarrette (a.k.a. “Fast Eddie”)

CHIEF CONSULTANT

Eddie Navarrette (a.k.a. “Fast Eddie”)

CHIEF CONSULTANT

Eddie uses his extensive knowledge of the Planning, Building, and Health codes to develop overall project design and strategy for his clients' projects. He oversees each phase of every project to ensure the level of professionalism and customer service that his clients have come to expect. In addition, Eddie is FE Design's chief representative at all public hearings and he often meets with Senior City staff to discuss his projects or the overall direction of the municipal code. Because of his knowledge of the industry, Eddie has been featured or quoted in several news stories and articles regarding hospitality permitting in the City of Los Angeles. Since he started FE Design in 2003, Eddie has helped over 500 businesses research their properties and secure Planning Variances and Conditional Uses, Building Permits, Health Permits, Revocable Permits, Industrial Waste Permits, Special Event Permits, Alcoholic Beverage Control Licenses, and Police Permits for Dance Halls and Live Entertainment. Eddie's start in the hospitality industry began when his favorite rock club, the legendary Jabberjaw Café , was unceremoniously shuttered by city officials. His tireless battle to keep the club open ended in 1997 when it became apparent that the building could not meet Fire Department regulations. Out of that experience came the realization that business owners sorely needed help in order to navigate the requirements of City, County and State agencies. Now, nearly 20 years later, FE Design consulted upon the most licenses in all of Los Angeles County in 2015. A testament to Eddie’s reliability and expertise in this unique landscape for businesses. Eddie grew up in the Los Angeles area and currently lives in Little Tokyo. He enjoys traveling to new and exotic locales and is also a competitive salsa dancer!

THE TEAM

Manny Diaz
Principal Planner
Megan Graham
Director of Operations
May Phutikanit
Design & Expediting Manager
Dafne Gokcen
Senior Planner
Julie Pashinyan
Expeditor
Henry Truong
ABC Consultant
Leandra De La Garza
Associate Designer
Sarmen Ohanian
Drafting Technician

OUR CLIENTS

Seven Grand
Alma
Animal
Arts District Brewing Co.
Ashland Hill
Augustine Wine Bar
Bäco Mercat
Bäco Shop
Bar Amá
Bar Angeles
Bar Bandini
BCN
Blaze Pizza
Blossom Restaurant
Blue C Sushi
bluewhale
Bread Lounge
Broadway Bar
Burgerlords
Cafe Birdie
Cafe Stella
Cake Monkey Bakery
Caña Rum Bar
The Cannibal
Carmela Ice Cream
Cassell's Hamburgers
Charcoal
Cinnaholic
Civil Coffee
Cliff's Edge
Coco Bakes
Cosa Buona
Dave's Doghouse
Della Terra
DTLA Cheese
Dunkin' Donuts
Eggslut
Eko Eats
Everson Royce Bar
ETA
Fat Sal's
Father's Office
Felix
Five Leaves
Forma
Forman's
G&B Coffee
gingergrass
Go Get Em Tiger
Grand Central Market
Grand Star Jazz Club
Haché LA
Heirloom LA
Honeycut
Horse Thief BBQ
Hotel Erwin
Hotel Normandie
Howlin' Ray's
Hugo's Tacos
Intelligentsia
iTACHO
Jay's Bar
Johnnie's
Jon and Vinny's
Kali
Kimukatsu
King Eddy Saloon
Komodo
L.A. Kitchen
L.A. Prep
La Descarga
Lady M
Las Perlas
Le Comptoir
Lemonade
Library Bar
Mainland Poke
Malo
Más Malo
Maximiliano
McCall's Meat and Fish Co.
McConnell's Fine Ice Creams
Mendocino Farms
Mi Corazon
Mikkeller
Milkyway Teahouse
Mixed Company
Modern Eats
Moon Juice
Mystery Box
n/naka
Nickel Diner
Odys + Penelope
Orsa & Winston
Ostrich Farm
Pho Saigon Pearl
Pitfire Pizza
Pizzana
Poached Kitchen
Prank Bar
Press Brothers Juicery
Proof Bakery
Providence
RBTA
Rooftop Bar at Perch
Rori's Artisinal Creamery
Sage Vegan Bistro and Brewery
Salazar
Shibumi
Silverlake Wine
Sixth Street Tavern
Son of a Gun
Spitz
Spring St. Bar
Sprinkles Cupcakes
Sqirl
Stories Books & Café
Superba Food + Bread
Sweet Chick
Tara Cafe & Grill
Teragram Ballroom
The Bellwether
The Chairman
The Echo + Echoplex
The Falls
The Greyhound Bar & Grill
The Halal Guys
The Normandie Club
The Park Restaurant
The Pie Hole
The Regent Theater
The Slipper Clutch
The Sycamore Kitchen
The Venice Whaler
The Wheelhouse
Tintorera
Trois Mec
Two Boots
Uncle Paulie's
Villains Tavern
Wexler's Deli
Winsome
Wolf & Crane
wolfdown
WOODSPOON
Yolk & Flour
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