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Daily Archives: December 11, 2008

News & Notes from Echo Park, Lincoln Heights & Silver Lake

Vons store in Lincoln Heights to close. Lofty Thoughts Better luck for another Lincoln Heights retailer: Employees to keep Frieden’s department store open. Chimatli via LA Eastside Sister Aimee’s Christmas Open House today! The Eastsider LA10 days and counting: Silver Lake Reservoir path to open Dec. 20. Curbed LA Yet another store/gallery space – Mohawk General Store – opens in ... Read More »

What could be more scary than an Echo Park hipster?

Councilman Eric Garcetti and his partner, Amy Wakeland, are in need of a scarecrow to protect the crops they grow in their large, hillside garden in Elysian Heights, notes a story on the couple in Edible Los Angeles. A straw-stuffed figure, however, is not what Wakeland has in mind. “I‘m thinking about going down to one of the thrift shops ... Read More »

Eastside renters enjoy the fruits of failed real estate flips

It’s not like apartment rents across Echo Park and other Eastside neighborhoods have dropped dramatically. But if you are stuck paying $1,400 a month for a one-bedroom apartment with no parking and a growling pit bull for a neighbor, then it might be worth checking out the market. You will probably find more options and amenities than existed only two ... Read More »