Sunday, December 21, 2014

Storefront Report

It’s all fun and games at a new Echo Park toy store


ECHO PARK —  40-year-old Chris Cortez never outgrew his interest in games,  toys and childhood pursuits, like Star Wars action figures and comic books. Now, the marketing consultant is turning his passion into a business: a toy, gaming and  comic book store called Alternate Universe.  The ... Read More »

New designer boutique opens on Echo Park Avenue

Eva Franco's first store in Echo Park

ECHO PARK -- The boutique-ification of Echo Park continues with the opening this week of a small but glittering showroom for clothing designer Eva Franco. Franco, who recently moved from Echo Park to Mount Washington, has been working for several months to renovate the Echo Park ... Read More »

Organic market plans to open Echo Park store this month


ECHO PARK —  Lassens, a grocery store chain specializing in organic foods  and vitamins,  plans to open the doors of its Echo Park store around Thanksgiving, a company official said today. “We’re almost there,” said David Downs, a company buyer, standing under the newly installed Lassens ... Read More »

Figueroa storefronts await new tenants *

Newly renovated storefronts on Figueroa | Katrina Alexy

HIGHLAND PARK — Neighbors have taken notice as a row of storefronts in the 5600 block of Figueroa Street have been renovated to highlight and reveal their vintage features, including wrought iron metal work and windows  Now, those 1930s-era storefronts are up for lease as new ... Read More »

High-end tote bag shop coming to Echo Park

ECHO PARK — The maker of canvas tote bags that sell for as much as $100 each will be opening its very first store in the former home of a Sunset Boulevard locksmith. Pacific Tote Company, which makes its bags in limited batches of unique colors ... Read More »

Los Feliz shop to cater to the urban homesteader

Photo courtesy The King's Roost

LOS FELIZ — After running around the city shopping for supplies, urban farmer and Do-It-Yourselfer Roe Sie said he thought it would be convenient to have a one-stop place near his Franklin Hills home where you could stock up on everything you need  to make your ... Read More »