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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Storefront Report

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 »

Echo Park Village: What will it be?

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ECHO PARK — What’s happening to the buildings that once housed the punk venue Pehrspace and  TiGeorge’s Haitian restaurant? One of the buildings in the 300 block of Glendale Boulevard  has a broker sign on a wall saying “Echo Park Village” is coming soon. The new ... Read More »

Build-your-own-döner restaurant coming to Eagle Rock

Future home of Spireworks

EAGLE ROCK -- It looks like Spitz, which has for the past decade been serving döner kebabs and Mediterranean-inspired street food in a hip environment, is about to get some competition on its home turf. Spireworks, an American-style döner restaurant, will be opening up this winter in Eagle Rock, according to its website. Read More »

Final day arrives for Silver Lake’s Circus of Books

SILVER LAKE — After more than 30 years of serving as one of the neighborhood’s chief purveyors of gay porn, as well as running its largest newsstand, Circus of Books will permanently close its Sunset Junction store after today. “Thank you to the many, many loyal and good ... Read More »

York Boulevard panaderia prepares for more change

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HIGHLAND PARK —  It’s been three years since Edmundo Rodriguez and son Mario took over Elsa’s Bakery, the York Boulevard panaderia that had been serving up Mexican pan dulce to generations of residents.  They added coffee and other items to adapt the panaderia to a gentrifying ... Read More »

Sawyer seafood and Clover Juice land in Silver Lake

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SILVER LAKE — Newcomer Sawyer debuted in Silver Lake, serving seafood and other dishes in an attractive indoor and outdoor dining areas, according to Eater LA. A mix of light and dark wood tables and chairs, a vibrant brick floor and surrounding foliage sets the the ... Read More »

Silver Lake checks out the new 365 by Whole Foods store

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SILVER LAKE -- They lined up at the coffee bar and took photos of the teaBOT. They shopped for sushi and heirloom tomatoes while listening to a DJ play classic Jackson 5. Welcome to Whole Food's first new 365 market, which opened its doors this morning in Silver Lake with promises of low prices, high-tech convenience and a hip, warehouse-store ambiance designed to appeal to a new generation of kale and Kombucha-loving customers. Read More »

“Artisan marketplace” planned for York Boulevard

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HIGHLAND PARK — The owners of a York Boulevard commercial building plan to transform the property into an “artisan marketplace” with space for vendors, restaurants and live entertainment, according to the Planning Department. The York Market, as the project is described in an online summary, is ... Read More »

Silver Lake Gift shop heads to Echo Park

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ECHO PARK — Gift shop Hemingway & Pickett has landed in Echo Park after spending five years in Silver Lake, reports Racked LA. The shop, which hosted a reopening party earlier this month, at the corner of Echo Park Avenue and Duane Street replaced Otherwild, which itself ... Read More »