Daily Archives: September 21, 2011

Save the Date: Bicycle Kitchen concert fundraiser

The Bicycle Kitchen, a nonprofit bike education repair group in East Hollywood, is hosting a concert and record release party in Echo Park tonight to  help raise funds for a new home. Kristen Erickson of Bicycle Kitchen said the rent on its current space, which is leased on a year-to-year basis, keeps rising with no end in sight.  A home of ... Read More »

Around The Eastsider

News and items from other parts of the blog and beyond: Storefront Report: Marty’s to get a makeover. Eastsider on The Go Save the Date: Bicycle Kitchen concert fundraiser tonight. Eastsider on The Go Read More »

Another reason not to spit on the Gold Line

The Source, the blog published by the Metro transit agency, today reviewed crime statistics on the system’s rail lines in the wake of recent stabbings, including one on the Gold Line that runs through Boyle Heights, East Los Angeles and Northeast L.A.  This year’s crime figures through August show that major crime on the Gold Line, however, remains relatively low, ... Read More »

Storefront Report: Marty’s to get a makeover

Marty’s, the Highland Park bar owned by businessman and former City Council candidate Rudy Martinez, has been closed for about a week. But Martinez said the closure of the York Bouelvard bar is only temporary. He said the bar will reopen in about two weeks ago after some remodeling and a name change.  Martinez, who was reached at his Eagle ... Read More »

Storefront Report: Atwater wine shop owner pursues restaurant plans

The owner of 55 Degree Wine in Atwater Village plans to open an 80-seat gastropub next to his wine shop in a Glendale Boulevard minimall. But, first, Andy Hasroun must get a special permit from the city to open up that restaurant in a former H&R Block office at 3111 Glendale Boulevard – the same shopping center that includes a ... Read More »

Miami investors scoop up Echo Park bungalow property for development

A Miami-based real estate investment firm with projects in Boyle Heights and Silver Lake now plans to build 18 homes on the Morton Village property in Echo Park. Fifteen Group said it has purchased the nearly one-acre property at 1641 Morton Avenue and plans to start construction next spring on 18 homes under the city’s small lot ordinance. The property, ... Read More »

What does DWP have in mind for Silver Lake’s Grassy Knoll?

Residents will find out more tonight during an update on an underground water system project that threatens a grove of towering sycamore trees at the southern edge of the Silver Lake Reservoir in an area informally known as the Grassy Knoll.  Many nearby residents were angered after discovering earlier this summer that the city’s Department of Water and Power needed ... Read More »