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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Eastsider on the Go

Storefront Report: Echo Park restaurant and bar scene prepares for new players and expansion

L-R:  Allummette, Lot 1 Cafe and Glendale Boulevard space

ECHO PARK –   It’s been a challenge this year to  keep up with the comings and goings at the neighborhood’s restaurants and bars, and more changes are in the works,  with new owners emerging for the shuttered Allumette, an expansion planned for Lot 1 Cafe and ... Read More »

Shopper & Diner: Atwater libations that will ‘bowl’ you over; Boyle Heights taco shop testing breakfast; and Gold at Los Feliz bookstore

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ATWATER VILLAGE – Neighborhood fixture Tam O’Shanter is shaking up summer. With a bet that hot L.A. summer days equals thirsty customers, the venerable joint is now offering punch bowls with their Sunday brunch, notes NBC Los Angeles. An entire bowl of Sangria or Le Fleurs ... Read More »

Let the burps begin

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Probably L.A.’s biggest root beer party will take place this Sunday, July 20 at Galco’s Soda Pop Stop for the Highland Park’s annual Summer Soda Tasting event and fundraiser for the Friends of the Southwest Museum Coalition (FoSMC). Read More »

Storefront Report: Silver Lake retail shake up in the works

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SILVER LAKE —  Stores are coming and going on a two-block stretch of Sunset Boulevard near Maltman Avenue, with long-time tenants having moved or preparing to move while there is talk of a French retailer eyeing one of the spaces. Living Room owner Steve Melendrez said ... Read More »

Shopper & Diner: Silver Lake gift store relocation; Golden ticket giveaways at Los Feliz eatery; & Garvanza watering hole officially opens

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Silver Lake gift shop and home decor store Dustmuffin has vacated its digs at Sunset Boulevard near Maltman Avenue for a new space just a couple blocks east. Now in the former home of Sumi’s, the new storefront offers a much more open and inviting ambiance ... Read More »

Eastside Weekend: The return of the Lotus Festival; Second Saturday Gallery Night; Talking About Food in Boyle Heights

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Looks like the lotus at Echo Park Lake could not wait to bloom for this weekend’s  Lotus Festival,  with many of the aquatic plants having already flowered, leaving behind a  large floating bed of floppy green leaves dotted with the large, remaining pink blooms. Still, it’s ... Read More »

Storefront Report: Highland Park gets juicy

HIGHLAND PARK — If the opening of the neighborhood’s first Starbucks has residents riled up about gentrification, imagine what they will think about the arrival of a new cold, pressed juice bar selling a 16-ounce bottle of Apple-Celery-Kale-Romaine-Parsley-Lemon-Ginger for $9?  We will find out soon as ... Read More »

Echo Park Walgreens temporarily shut down [updated]

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ECHO PARK — Shoppers who visited the Walgreens store on Sunset Boulevard early  Tuesday night found the chain drug store closed and a sign taped to the window saying it would be shut down for 48-hours.  It’s not clear what prompted the shut down but customers ... Read More »

Creative & Classic Haircuts And Color For You

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Perry McGrath Salon is dedicated to a creative and refined approach to haircuts and color. We offer precision haircuts & color for both men and women. We specialize in short hair, pixies, long hair, long layers, curly hair, various bobs and creative cuts. Complimentary bang trims are ... Read More »

Storefront Report: A one-stop shop for the well-groomed Echo Park man

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ECHO PARK — From a straight-razor shave and haircut to wallets and suspenders,  the now under-construction Manly & Sons Barber Co. wants to be the purveyor of everything the well-groomed and well-accessorized man needs.  “It’s kind of the Ace Hardware for men,” said manager Eric Adams ... Read More »