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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Eastsider on the Go

Echo Park’s Pizza Buona is back in business

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ECHO PARK — Israel Palacios was getting close to giving up finding a new home for his family’s pizzeria, Pizza Buona, which closed last December after being priced out of its old location. But while he was getting his hair cut, Palacios heard that another Echo Park ... Read More »

Rudy’s Barbershop chain opening in Highland Park

Rudy's Barbershop is moving into a renovated storefront

HIGHLAND PARK —  The revival of the barbershop is spreading to Highland Park, where two new shops are now in the works on Figueroa Street. Last week we reported on a proposed barbershop-restaurant planned for the 5700 block of Figueroa Street. This week, we have news ... Read More »

Echo Park’s Pizza Buona gets a new lease on life

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ECHO PARK — After being forced to close late last year in the wake of a steep rent increase, Pizza Buona has found a new location not far from its previous home of more than 50 years. The neighborhood pizzeria plans to reopen on Thursday, Sept. ... Read More »

Musician-turned-baker to open a bakery in Echo Park

ECHO PARK — A few weeks back we reported about Echo Park Village, the new name for a row of buildings in the 300 block Glendale Boulevard that were being emptied of tenants and renovated in preparation for new businesses. Now, Eater L.A. reports that one of the new ... Read More »

Starbucks in the works for Hyperion Avenue

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LOS FELIZ — Apparently there can’t be too many Starbucks.  The city has issued building permits for a new Starbucks in the Gelson’s shopping center at Hyperion Avenue and Griffith Park Boulevard. The Starbucks would be located in a former Chinese restaurant on the ground floor ... Read More »

4 Bands 20 Bucks 1 Great Cause

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More Than A Cone hosts its 3rd annual animal charity art auction gala with live bands, live painting, a runway cone fashion show, a short film fest, and pet adoptions on Saturday, September 10th, from 7 pm to 11 pm at The Autry in Griffith Park. Read More »

Echo Park & Silver Lake pizza shakeup

Former Silver Lake PIzza Hut

Many pizza fans across Echo Park and Silver Lake are asking “Where did my pizza place go?” following the recent closure of a trio of pizza outlets. In Echo Park, residents still trying to get over the closure of Pizza Buona at the end of last ... Read More »

Headed to the Eagle Rock Music Festival on Saturday? Here’s what you need to know

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After being postponed last year, the 17th annual Eagle Rock Music Festival returns with new vigor and purpose on Saturday, August 20 as the largest free music festival in the Los Angeles area. Organizers have taken the criticism of past festivals and have worked with the Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council, community leaders and local businesses to tailor the festival to be less of a full-out party scene, and more of family-friendly and neighborhood vibe. Read More »