Sunday, February 1, 2015

Storefront Report

Goodbye Madame Matisse, hello Purgatory Pizza


SILVER LAKE —  Purgatory Pizza of Boyle Heights is expanding west, opening a second outlet in the former Madam Matisse restaurant in a row of Sunset Boulevard storefronts where other changes are in the works. Workers are in the process of transforming the former Madame Matisse, ... Read More »

Former Glassell Park discount store prepares for new tenants

The former Shims discount store awaits new tenants

GLASSELL PARK — It’s been almost two years since Shims Bargain Center on San Fernando Road near Fletcher Drive closed after serving neighborhood bargain hunters for about two decades. After sitting vacant since Shim’s closure, the 11,600-square retail space has now been gutted and building permits ... Read More »

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 »