ECHO PARK — The Sunset Boulevard restaurant and retail scene just east of Echo Park Avenue has seen a lot of change recently, with the closure of Barragan’s Mexican restaurant and efforts to open a new cafe and coffeehouse in the same area. Now, a chunk of storefronts in the 1500 block of Sunset are up for sale or lease, setting the stage for another potential shake up.
The faded pink home of Jumbo Bargain, a discount store, is now up for lease. A listing on LoopNet is offering to rent out the approximately 6,700 square-foot building for more than $11,000 a month (yes, a month). The sales pitch for the space plays up its proximity to downtown Los Angeles and Dodger Stadium and its location “within an emerging development corridor with multiple ground up construction projects planned and under way.”
Meanwhile, the building between Jumbo Bargain and the former Barragan’s parking lot is up for sale at $1.499 million, according to LoopNet. The one-story building contains three storefronts that have over the years housed everything from vintage stores to botanicas and art spaces. The 2,520-square-foot building comes with a roof-top billboard and a vacant rear patio.