Workers have been gutting the interior of the former Alamar jewelry store, one of the many Cuban businesses that once thrived in Echo Park. Is there a new store or cafe coming to the 1800 block of Sunset Boulevard that is home to Masa restaurant and The Echo nightclub? Nope. The former Alamar store and an adjacent storefront will be filled by the social services agency El Centro Del Pueblo, which owns the building and is headquartered around the block on Lemoyne Street.
El Centro had already been using one of the Sunset Boulevard spaces and now looks to double the space. “We are renovating our office space for clinical mental health and family preservation services currently provided by El Centro,” said Executive Director Sandra Figueroa.