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Friday, July 3, 2015

Shopper & Diner

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

Echo Park shoppers check out the new neighborhood market

Lassens' new Echo Park store

Echo Park — There were bare spots on the shelves, and some of the cash registers and computers were acting up. In fact, the officials of Lassens Natural Foods & Vitamins were considering postponing this morning’s “soft opening” of their new Echo Park store until the ... Read More »

Music wares, wearables, and what-have-yous in East Hollywood

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Located on Fountain Avenue in East Hollywood (close to Los Feliz and Silver Lake), is Beat Bop Boom: a little shop filled with new and vintage music t-shirts, posters, kooky housewares, accessories, and memorabilia. "Unique." "Punk rock." "A little gem." "Very underground." "Like 1980s St. Marks Square in New York City." "Cool stuff!" Those are just some examples of how others have described this fun and unusual shop. Read More »