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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Storefront Report

Sawyer seafood and Clover Juice land in Silver Lake

Sawyer and Clover in Silver Lake

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 »

Did someone say Red Wine Sangria ice cream?

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ECHO PARK — You can order Sangria and other one-of-a-kind flavors at Icy Rush Co., which opened a few weeks ago on Sunset Boulevard. The artisan ice cream parlor specializes in organic, hand-made flavors with dairy-free options to boot. From classics such as vanilla, strawberry and ... Read More »

Silver Lake to get a taste of Burmese cuisine

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SILVER LAKE — Silver Lake will be one of the few places in the Los Angeles area with a Burmese restaurant, reports Eater LA. Daw Yee Myanmar Corner is making its way from the San Gabriel Valley, and with it comes menu items such as classic ... Read More »

Cafe de la olla now serving in El Sereno

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EL SERENO — A new coffee house named Cafecito has landed on Huntington Drive, Eater LA reports. This coffee house sets itself apart from the fancy coffee spots that have sprouted around the Eastside, and brings a humble Latin-inspired charm of enjoying a cafecito with a friend ... Read More »

WaBa Grill coming to Highland Park

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HIGHLAND PARK — A former  coin-laundry is being converted into an outlet for the fast growing WaBa Grill chain of teriyaki chicken-bowl restaurants. Building permits have been issued to construct a WaBa Grill at 6316 N. Figueroa Street, which is a former coin laundry in the ... Read More »

Echo Park’s new player in vintage vinyl prepares to open

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ECHO PARK — Blue Bag Records shut its doors last month, but the Sunset Boulevard storefront will soon be filled with another record shop: Cosmic Vinyl. In addition to records, Cosmic Vinyl will also sell 8-tracks and vintage audio equipment and also host live Americana music, ... Read More »

7-Eleven seeking to open new Boyle Heights store

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BOYLE HEIGHTS –– A new 7-Eleven convenience store is in the works for the corner of Marengo and State streets across from L.A. County-USC Medical Center, according to a Planning Department summary. The store is planned for a vacant, 2,472-square-foot space at 1902 E. Marengo Street. ... Read More »

Trouble for potato taco lovers in Cypress Park

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CYPRESS PARK –– Taco fans are wondering when they will once again be able to satisfy their hunger for potato tacos at El Atacor #11. A handwritten sign on the front door of  the Figueroa Street restaurant reads “Closed for Remodeling.”  But, according to a Yelper, ... Read More »

TiGeorges serving up last meal on Sunday

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ECHO PARK —  Chef TiGeorges Laguerre is serving up his last rotisserie chicken and other Haitian favorites on Sunday when his TiGeorges’ Chicken restaurant on Glendale Boulevard closes. A person at the restaurant confirmed the Sunday closure over the phone. Jeremy Rosenberg, who co-authored a book with Laguerre, also announced ... Read More »

Echo Park shop owners prepare to close up and move out

Scott Wells of Wells Tile & Antiques

The shelves and display cases at Wells Tile & Antiques are filled with vintage tile and pottery that have attracted celebrity customers like Diane Keaton and Brad Pitt. Next door, Hit Bargain caters to working class shoppers with chip clips, sink stoppers and other 99-cent items. ... Read More »