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Monday, September 1, 2014

Eastsider on the Go

Libros Schmibros celebrates four years in Boyle Heights

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BOYLE HEIGHTS — Lending library and bookstore Libros Schmibros celebrated its fourth anniversary on Sunday with a packed house and accolades from the Mayor’s office. Priding itself as a community bookstore, Libros Schmibros offered customers three books of their choosing for $5 at the celebration. Horchata ... Read More »

5 Questions for Echo Park talent buyer Liz Garo

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ECHO PARK — Talent Buyer Liz Garo says to go ahead and take her picture, but she’s going to look down at her phone. She says this is the most honest portrait of her at work. With Spaceland Productions, Garo is responsible for all bookings at ... Read More »

Don’t worry, Silver Lake – Whole Foods is still coming

SILVER LAKE – Every few weeks The Eastsider gets asked  if  Whole Foods is still planning to open up in Silver Lake.  The high-end supermarket chain announced in May 2013 that it would be moving into the Glendale Boulevard shopping center now occupied by Ralphs, with officials initially ... Read More »

Storefront Report: Silver Lake salon offers a modern take on the classic barbershop

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SILVER LAKE — After seeing more male customers walk through their doors, Howie Goldklang and Carly Flynn of Silver Lake’s The Establishment salon have opened a new shop specializing in men’s haircuts. Southpaw on Hyperion Avenue opened this month in the former of the Videoactive video ... Read More »

Storefront Report: Echo Park restaurant and bar scene prepares for new players and expansion

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ECHO PARK –   It’s been a challenge this year to  keep up with the comings and goings at the neighborhood’s restaurants and bars, and more changes are in the works,  with new owners emerging for the shuttered Allumette, an expansion planned for Lot 1 Cafe and ... Read More »

Shopper & Diner: Atwater libations that will ‘bowl’ you over; Boyle Heights taco shop testing breakfast; and Gold at Los Feliz bookstore

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ATWATER VILLAGE – Neighborhood fixture Tam O’Shanter is shaking up summer. With a bet that hot L.A. summer days equals thirsty customers, the venerable joint is now offering punch bowls with their Sunday brunch, notes NBC Los Angeles. An entire bowl of Sangria or Le Fleurs ... Read More »

Let the burps begin

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Probably L.A.’s biggest root beer party will take place this Sunday, July 20 at Galco’s Soda Pop Stop for the Highland Park’s annual Summer Soda Tasting event and fundraiser for the Friends of the Southwest Museum Coalition (FoSMC). Read More »

Storefront Report: Silver Lake retail shake up in the works

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SILVER LAKE —  Stores are coming and going on a two-block stretch of Sunset Boulevard near Maltman Avenue, with long-time tenants having moved or preparing to move while there is talk of a French retailer eyeing one of the spaces. Living Room owner Steve Melendrez said ... Read More »

Shopper & Diner: Silver Lake gift store relocation; Golden ticket giveaways at Los Feliz eatery; & Garvanza watering hole officially opens

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Silver Lake gift shop and home decor store Dustmuffin has vacated its digs at Sunset Boulevard near Maltman Avenue for a new space just a couple blocks east. Now in the former home of Sumi’s, the new storefront offers a much more open and inviting ambiance ... Read More »

Eastside Weekend: The return of the Lotus Festival; Second Saturday Gallery Night; Talking About Food in Boyle Heights

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Looks like the lotus at Echo Park Lake could not wait to bloom for this weekend’s  Lotus Festival,  with many of the aquatic plants having already flowered, leaving behind a  large floating bed of floppy green leaves dotted with the large, remaining pink blooms. Still, it’s ... Read More »