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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Storefront Report

Who will reopen a Lincoln Heights coffeehouse?

cafe in the heights street view

LINCOLN HEIGHTS — It has been a while since any coffee has been poured at Cafe in the Heights, which appeared to be the neighborhood’s only coffeehouse. But the narrow and vacant North Broadway storefront  across from Lincoln High is now up for lease, giving someone ... Read More »

Echo Park’s Pizza Buona looking for a new home

Pizza Buona Reopens 12-7-2012 7-00-45 AM

ECHO PARK —  Pizza Buona, which has served up pizza from the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Alvarado Street for more than 50 years, is searching for a new location that will probably take it out of the neighborhood. Israel Palacios, whose family owns the pizzeria, ... Read More »

Former Silver Lake furniture store getting a makeover

Photo by Bill Wheelock

SILVER LAKE –  After sitting dormant and vandalized for several months, the former home of Silverlake furniture at the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Benton Way has seen a lot of activity in recent weeks. Workers have been replacing the roof of the brick building while ... Read More »

It’s the end of the road for Video Journeys

Hayley

LOS FELIZ -- From her second-floor shop on the border of Los Feliz and Silver Lake, Hayley Nahmias of Video Journeys has watched former rivals down on Hyperion Avenue close over the years: Blockbuster. Video Active. Video Hut. Now it's Nahmias' turn to hold a going out of business sale. After more than three decades in business, Video Journeys is closing at the end of July.

A sneak peek inside Echo Park’s new Bar Bandini

Bar Bandini remains under a wrap

ECHO PARK -- The interior of Bar Bandini remains literally under wraps, with a large tarp covering the windows and doors of the Sunset Boulevard storefront. But the owners of Bar Bandini, located in the former City Sip space, recently have been posting photos of the interior, which has been stripped down for that rustic-industrial look.

A colorful corner of Echo Park now renting for $12,500 a month

medical office building with mural at echo park and sunset

ECHO PARK -- It's been hard to keep up with the store closings and openings on Sunset Boulevard. But the pace of change appears to be only picking up speed. The new landlord of the two-story medical office building at the northeast corner of Sunset and Echo Park Avenue - the structure covered with the mural featuring an earth-mother figure - is leasing out the ground floor for $12,500 a month, according to LoopNet. But wait, there's more.