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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Storefront Report

Echo Park’s Pizza Buona is back in business

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ECHO PARK — Israel Palacios was getting close to giving up finding a new home for his family’s pizzeria, Pizza Buona, which closed last December after being priced out of its old location. But while he was getting his hair cut, Palacios heard that another Echo Park ... Read More »

Echo Park’s Pizza Buona gets a new lease on life

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ECHO PARK — After being forced to close late last year in the wake of a steep rent increase, Pizza Buona has found a new location not far from its previous home of more than 50 years. The neighborhood pizzeria plans to reopen on Thursday, Sept. ... Read More »

Musician-turned-baker to open a bakery in Echo Park

ECHO PARK — A few weeks back we reported about Echo Park Village, the new name for a row of buildings in the 300 block Glendale Boulevard that were being emptied of tenants and renovated in preparation for new businesses. Now, Eater L.A. reports that one of the new ... Read More »

Starbucks in the works for Hyperion Avenue

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LOS FELIZ — Apparently there can’t be too many Starbucks.  The city has issued building permits for a new Starbucks in the Gelson’s shopping center at Hyperion Avenue and Griffith Park Boulevard. The Starbucks would be located in a former Chinese restaurant on the ground floor ... Read More »

Echo Park & Silver Lake pizza shakeup

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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

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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 »