Did you know there is a tunnel under Ocean Boulevard? Maybe now you know, after Lana Del Rey released an album with exactly that title. But the truth is that, indeed, this tunnel has existed since 1928. However, they had to close it in 1976 for security reasons, which meant that many people did not know anything about it.
But Lana Del Rey made sure that ignorance disappeared last March, with the release of her ninth studio album. Not only does she dedicate the title to her, but she also names the album’s second track that way, which she released as the lead single. As expected, interest in that tunnel, the Jergins Tunnel, quickly skyrocketed.
Located in the city of Long Beach, Los Angeles, the attraction generated in recent months will result in the opening of the tunnel under Ocean Boulevard. This was announced by Mayor Rex Richardson, who has detailed that they will build a new Hard Rock Hotel in that place for the second half of 2027. “The project is inspired by our musical roots,” he clarified.
The famous Jergins Tunnel will be repurposed as part of the Hard Rock project and is expected to be a speakeasy with music that “ties in with our local vibe,” the mayor said. This is the first major hotel construction in the city center in more than 30 years, and it will be big: a 31-story hotel dedicated to music. It looks like it will soon be hard not to know that there is a tunnel under Ocean Boulevard.