East Coast coffee chain moving into Silver Lake’s Casbah Cafe space; early Chinese-American filmmaking in Boyle Heights

Highland Park | Sudie Smith

Highland Park | Sudie Smith

MOrning Report

  • Philadelphia-based La Colombe Coffee Roasters will be opening a store in the former Casbah Cafe in Silver Lake as part of the company’s nationwide expansion. Eater L.A.
  • A look back at the The Wah Ming Motion Picture Co., the Boyle Heights-based motion picture company that in the early 1920s released Lotus Blossom, a silent movie considered the first feature film produced by Chinese Americans. Boyle Heights History
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  1. ANOTHER COFFEE SHOP?? No more coffee shops in the Junction PLEASE!

  2. Silver lake born and raised

    Please not another chain! casbah was a newer representative of the unique and irreverent nature of the silver lake area that has all but disappeared (onyx, you’ve got bad taste, mondo video, the garage, etc) and to have it replaced with a by-the-mold shop is so sad!

    • Silver lake born and raised

      Sorry, *newer was a typo!

      • Indeed, Silverlake Junction has turned into such piece of shit neighborhood. Rough Trade, please stay! El Pollo Loco, yes!! That chain of business is much preferred than another coffee chain.

        • I’m sorry, but Pollo Loco is pure trash. Seriously. Making Angelenoes unhealthy one meal at a time. That chain is a blight on that block and on humanity. Get that crap outta here. Replace it with… anything.

  3. If the community wants Rough Trade to stay, and I think the consensus is most do, we ALL have to do our part to stop by every now and then and buy something. It is a great community store with something for everyone.

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