the doors workshop

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the doors workshop
8512 santa monica blvd
west hollywood, california 90069

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Once a former antique store, this two-story building was also home to The Doors Workshop. Used as an office and recording studio for the band, The Doors recorded with engineer Bruce Botnick at this location for the tracks of L.A. Woman. Apparently, Jim Morrison recorded the vocals in the bathroom to get a fuller sound.

Today, the location is a restaurant named "Mexico." The unisex bathroom still exists, and local legend is that the ghost of Jim Morrison haunts the place.

The manager of the restaurant was quoted as saying:

“Funky things happen all the time we can’t explain. Lights popping on and off at weird times. But when that bathroom door handle jiggles by itself, that’s the weirdest sign. It’s totally inexplicable.” (from The Tucson Citizen)

The anniversary of Jim Morrison's death is July 3. Unfortunately, the restaurant is currently closed. Hopefully it will open in time for the anniversary.

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