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Saturday, May 30, 2015

Shopper & Diner

Bay Area jewelry store opening an Echo Park outlet

Escuelto Los Angeles will open in one of the storefronts under renovation

ECHO PARK — The once sleepy stretch of Sunset Boulevard on the east end of Echo Park has become more lively in recent years. Large opening night crowds gather at Shepard Fairey’s Subliminal Projects gallery. Taco lovers seemed perpetually lined up outside Guisados. Indie music fans are descending on Club Bahia across the street from the sleek Elysian apartment tower. Now, joining this mix is Esqueleto, an Oakland-based jewelry shop and gallery.

Books and beer on tap for Echo Park [updated]

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ECHO PARK -- Selling books is a tough business, which explains why so many book stores also double as cafes and gift shops. Now, Stories Books & Cafe in Echo Park wants to broaden the retail concept further to include beer and wine.

Socially-conscious building supply store opens in Atwater; Vaka Burger truck finds a home in Boyle Heights; chocolate shop to close after Valentine’s Day

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SHOPPER & DINER For the socially-conscious Do-It-Yourselfer, the new Habitat for Humanity Restore in the far north end of Atwater Village allows you to shop for building supplies while supporting the construction of homes for low-income families. The donated items range from hardware and doors to kitchen cabinets and tile at prices said to be 30% below those at standard home improvement chains