Saint Rocke resurrection

Saint Rocke’s new owners Larry Little and Dani Grant are welcomed to town by Mayor Raymnond Jackson during the club’s reopening celebration. Photo by JP Cordero 

by Garrick Rawlings

Saint Rocke, Hermosa’s venerable live music club, which closed at the start of COVID in early 2020, celebrated its reopening last Monday, May 15. Following a Chamber ribbon cutting, by general manager Michele Gutierrez, Hermosa Beach Mayor Raymond Jackson introduced the club’s new owners, Dani Grant and her business partner, Larry Little. The two own the Mishawaka Amphitheatre in Bellvue, Colorado, and a chain of Colorado bowling alleys.

Jackson expressed fear that the club would never reopen, after the words “For Sale”  hung on the marquee for over two years. 

Grant said she was in town visiting her daughters, who attend colleges in the area, when she noticed the club’s for-sale sign.

Grant and Little subsequently formed a partnership to acquire the club, with the club’s original owner, and BeachLife founder Allen Sanford; Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman; and Pennywise singer Jim Lindberg.

“Surf, and punk rockers have been a part of the fabric of this community for so long. Saint Rocke has an opportunity to showcase that history, as well as bringing in touring national talent. Having local legends, The Descendents, join us for our grand reopening show confirms we are setting a high bar for the upcoming lineup and our commitment to the music scene.”

 Grant told the gathering.

Following the reopening celebration Hermosa-based Triple Bueno performed, led by singer/songwriter/guitarist Zeal Levin. ER


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