Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Storefront Report

Yes, another coffee house brewing in Echo Park

Future home of Eightfold Coffee

ECHO PARK — There’s no shortage of places in Echo Park where you can stop, sip and savor a cup of coffee. But now the relatively under-caffeinated eastern edge of Echo Park is poised to get a coffee house of its own: Eightfold Coffee. The new ... Read More »

What will replace a York Boulevard sandwich shop? [updated]


HIGHLAND PARK — The owners of Schodorf’s Luncheonette have announced the permanent closure of the sandwich shop, which opened nearly five years ago as the York Boulevard restaurant and bar scene was taking off. Matt and Anya Schodorf, who also own Cafe de Leche Café down the block, ... Read More »

What’s in store for the Echo Park Rite Aid and Walgreens?

Echo Park Rite Aid after remodel 6-7-2014 5-17-14 PM

ECHO PARK — The $9.4 billion acquisition that will bring the Walgreens and Rite Aid drug stores under one corporate roof has raised a lot of questions, including whether the deal will mean eventual store closures and layoffs.  In Echo Park, the Walgreens at Sunset Boulevard and ... Read More »

Goodbye Red Hill, Hello The Whisperer

Red Hill's new look

ECHO PARK — A new sign – “The Whisperer” – has been painted on the exterior of the former Red Hill restaurant, which has been closed since last December. Reader Amy Schmalz snapped a shot of the newly painted sign on the now black building at ... Read More »

Downtown BBQ owner opening a Highland Park bistro

5631 Figueroa Street

HIGHLAND PARK —  The owners of Downtown’s Horse Thief BBQ at the Grand Central Market are planning to open a 161-seat restaurant and bar on Figueroa Street. Wade McElroy and Russell Malixi are seeking city permission to serve a full-line of alcohol at their new restaurant, called ... Read More »