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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Eastsider on the Go

The Victorian era meets modern art at Heritage Square

MONTECITO HEIGHTS —  An exhibit that opens this week at the Heritage Square Museum seeks to build a bridge between old Los Angeles and modern art. Crickets, a solo-show featuring the work of Aitor Lajarin, is the first exhibit of Inhabit Heritage Square, a program intended to use ... Read More »

Silver Lake eyewear boutique headed for Echo Park

ECHO PARK —  Gogosha Optique, which has been selling high-end eyewear in Silver Lake since 2008, closed its Sunset Boulevard boutique at the end of last month as it prepares to move east into a former discount store in Echo Park. Its opening will help fill ... Read More »

Echo Park’s The Whisperer restaurant goes quietly

ECHO PARK —  Less than a year after it opened, The Whisperer restaurant shut down last month. Now, a new owner is preparing to open in the same spot, which hasn’t been able to retain a restaurant for very long. The Whisperer opened last February in a ... Read More »

The once-great Eagle Rock Plaza fades over the decades

EAGLE ROCK — The enthusiastic rise and gradual decline of Eagle Rock Plaza gets an overview in the L.A. Times. Eric Warren, president of Eagle Rock Valley Historical Society, told the Times that Eagle Rock Plaza has become outdated – with a two-level parking garage that ... Read More »

Lincoln Heights coffee scene perks up

LINCOLN HEIGHTS —  The neighborhood’s coffee scene has been pretty low key. Cafe in the Heights closed about two years ago, and Cafe Zeta did not last very long. But now the team behind The Heights Deli and Bottle Shop has stepped in to fill the ... Read More »