SILVER LAKE — Nadine Trujillo served up her last orders of Queso Frito and carnitas over the weekend after deciding to shut down Alegria on Sunset. Trujillo said she is retiring 22 years after opening the Mexican restaurant, which was originally located in Echo Park before moving ... Read More »
ECHO PARK — The owners of the neighborhood’s oldest pizza parlor, Pizza Buona, are looking for a new home in the face of a steep rent increase. The family-owned pizzeria would not say how much of an increase they were facing but the corner space is ... Read More »
LINCOLN HEIGHTS — It has been a while since any coffee has been poured at Cafe in the Heights, which appeared to be the neighborhood’s only coffeehouse. But the narrow and vacant North Broadway storefront across from Lincoln High is now up for lease, giving someone ... Read More »
ECHO PARK — Pizza Buona, which has served up pizza from the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Alvarado Street for more than 50 years, is searching for a new location that will probably take it out of the neighborhood. Israel Palacios, whose family owns the pizzeria, ... Read More »
SILVER LAKE – After sitting dormant and vandalized for several months, the former home of Silverlake furniture at the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Benton Way has seen a lot of activity in recent weeks. Workers have been replacing the roof of the brick building while ... Read More »
LOS FELIZ -- From her second-floor shop on the border of Los Feliz and Silver Lake, Hayley Nahmias of Video Journeys has watched former rivals down on Hyperion Avenue close over the years: Blockbuster. Video Active. Video Hut. Now it's Nahmias' turn to hold a going out of business sale. After more than three decades in business, Video Journeys is closing at the end of July.
ECHO PARK -- The interior of Bar Bandini remains literally under wraps, with a large tarp covering the windows and doors of the Sunset Boulevard storefront. But the owners of Bar Bandini, located in the former City Sip space, recently have been posting photos of the interior, which has been stripped down for that rustic-industrial look.
ECHO PARK -- It's been hard to keep up with the store closings and openings on Sunset Boulevard. But the pace of change appears to be only picking up speed. The new landlord of the two-story medical office building at the northeast corner of Sunset and Echo Park Avenue - the structure covered with the mural featuring an earth-mother figure - is leasing out the ground floor for $12,500 a month, according to LoopNet. But wait, there's more.
ECHO PARK -- Crown Shoes owner Yong Kim has seen many of his customers leave the neighborhood as they have been priced out by rising rents. Now, Kim is joining them. After 35 years in Echo Park, Kim has closed the doors to his Sunset Boulevard shop after a new landlord proposed a substantial rent increase. "Things have changed," Kim said. "I'm done."
EAGLE ROCK — Members of the family that own the San Antonio Winery in Lincoln Heights are in the process of turning a former Colorado Boulevard auto parts store into a restaurant.