There are plenty of Silver Lake boutiques and shops catering primarily to women. But Eric Brightwell had the urban male in mind when last month he opened Brightwell, a store for featuring “luxury and craft objects for the discerning cosmopolitan gentleman” at the corner of Rowena Avenue and West Silver Lake Drive. What exactly are “luxury and craft objects”? “I sell men’s scents, soaps, shaving creams, socks, jewelry and that sort of thing, with the addition of art, incense and other unisex stuff appropriate for guys,” said Brightwell, who also blogs and has attracted a following for his handrawn neighborhood maps. Brightwell is open 11 am – 6:00 pm on Wednesday through Friday and 11 am – 7 pm on Saturday and Sunday.
In other Shopper & Diner news:
- Atwater Village Farm has set Nov. 15 as a tentative opening date for the market selling “locally grown produce and artisan foods,” according to Eater L.A.
- The owners of El Gallo Bakery in East Los Angeles are planning a November opening for the El Gallo Grill restaurant across from the bakery on Cesar Chavez Avenue.
- Another November opening: Golden Road Brewing plans to open its 3,500-square-foot brew pub and tasting room at the Atwater Village brewery complex, said Eater L.A. The brewpub will have 40 brews on tap and also sell food and merchandise.
- Nicky D’s Wood Fired Pizza of Silver Lake has opened a second outlet in Santa Barbara and added lunchtime specials to the menu.