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Silver Lake liquor store turns into a boutique bottle shop

SILVER LAKE — Has your neighborhood liquor store gone upscale yet? In Highland Park, the once utilitarian Highland Park Liquor (home to the “Coldest Beer in Town” sign) has been reborn as Tinfoil Liquor & Grocery after a Hollywood nightclub owner turned part of the shop into a “secret deli” and amped up the beer, wine and spirits selection. Now, ... Read More »

More coffee now pouring on York Boulevard

HIGHLAND PARK —   The neighborhood’s newest coffee house was serving up its first coffee drinks and waffles this morning in a tiny storefront on York Boulevard. Collage Coffee joins several other existing and planned coffee shops on York Boulevard — including Cafe De Leche and the Highland Cafe, which are a block away, and two Starbucks. At Collage, where ... Read More »

Design boutique and gathering spot opens on Silver Lake Boulevard

SILVER LAKE — Tiffany Howell once ran the music video division of a large Hollywood production company. But her heart was elsewhere. Passionate about art and interior design, she wanted to open a store close to her home that not only showcased the things that she loved but was also served as a gathering spot for like-minded people in the ... Read More »

Silver Lake trades pizza for parking

SILVER LAKE —  Is Trader Joe’s expanding into the former Pizza Hut on Hyperion Avenue? Readers were asking after a Trader Joe’s sign went up above the now vacant pizza take-out, which shares a parking lot with the Silver Lake TJ’s.  But it looks like nothing new is moving into that empty building. Instead, a permit has been applied to ... Read More »

Mr. Holmes brings the Cruffin to Highland Park

HIGHLAND PARK —  Mr. Holmes Bakehouse, the San Francisco-based creator of the Cruffin pastry, recently opened in Highland Park, Eater LA reports. Long lines of customers curious about croissant-muffin hybrid have been spotted outside the new bakery, located off of Figueroa Street. The space comes with a somewhat open prep-and-bake area in the back, a lengthy cement bar, and pastry cases filled ... Read More »

“Cycling lifestyle” store rolls into Echo Park

ECHO PARK —  What is a “cycling lifestyle” shop?  Echo Park will soon find out when Pittsburgh-based Banker Supply Co. opens the doors to a store featuring not only bikes but cycling apparel, accessories and an attitude designed to appeal to a wide range of riders – not just racers speeding around in Spandex shorts. It’s an approach that has ... Read More »