Daily Archives: April 24, 2012

Silver Lake pushes back against Sunset Junction development

Renderings from Frost/Chaddock The Silver Lake Neighborhood Council tonight voted against a plan to build a trio of large apartment buildings with about 300 units, a proposal that has stirred up concern and anger over the additional congestion, parking shortages and change the project would bring to Sunset Junction. The council agreed to remain open to any new proposal from ... Read More »

Eagle Rock bank opens with window seats to comply with design rules

The newly opened Eagle Rock branch of Chase Bank features pairs of comfy blue chairs set behind large new windows that look out upon the corner of Eagle Rock and Colorado Boulevard.  But it’s not clear when and if anyone will – or would want to – sit in those  chairs. That’s because the chairs and coffee tables are wedged ... Read More »

Storefront Report: Pioneering Echo Park coffee house changes ownership

The Downbeat Cafe opened more than a decade ago in an Alvarado Street storefront as the first of many coffeehouses that popped up across Echo Park.  As new competitors opened across the neighborhood, The Downbeat  continued to brew coffee but began to look a bit tattered and started closing on Sundays.  But in February, new owners,  brothers Cesar and Sergio ... Read More »

News & Notes from Boyle Heights, Cypress Park, Echo Park & El Sereno

Dog & Basket, Atwater Village | Photo by Mary-Austin Klein/Flickr Northeast residents seek noise and pollution reduction at Cypress Park rail yard. Patch Vinyl record fans line up at 5 a.m. for Echo Park music store opening. Backbeat Firefighters seriously injured after rescue ambulance and truck crash in Boyle Heights. L.A. Now Car rams into Boyle Heights building going 60 ... Read More »