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Monday, April 14, 2014

Eastsider on the Go

Storefront Report: Yoga studio brings new life to old Highland Park building

HIGHLAND PARK — It’s no secret where Highand Park’s newest yoga studio is going to open. The dead ringer would be the large letters that read “HOT YOGA” inside the broad windows at 5612 Figueroa Street, just a few doors down from the Highland Theater. New ... Read More »

Storefront Report: New Sunset Boulevard restaurant seeks support from Echo Park council

ECHO PARK — Back in January The Eastsider reported that a new restaurant was in the works in the former Sunset Boulevard space once occupied by Nuvia’s Restaurant & Pupuseria. Now, the owners of the new restaurant, called Ostrich Farm, are trying to win support to ... Read More »

Storefront Report: Does Echo Park need another place that sells coffee? Apparently so

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ECHO PARK – Work is underway to transform the former Bear Cat vintage store, which shut down less than a year after opening last summer, into a coffee shop at 1532 Sunset Boulevard, according to online city records and a construction worker in the storefront. The ... Read More »

Shopper & Diner: New Chinese restaurant dots Silver Lake’s main strip; Argentine eatery to tango with Los Feliz; & praise for a Boyle Heights tamale maker

Pine & Crane Noodle Co. will soon be serving up Chinese food in Silver Lake , notes  Eater LA. The open and airy locale on Polka Dot Plaza will offer a succinct Chinese and Taiwanese menu. It remains to be seen, however, if this location at ... Read More »

Save The Date: Singing the praises of an Echo Park backyard

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The urban flora and fauna found in the backyard of an Echo Park home served as inspiration for an upcoming show of music, puppetry and art being staged this weekend in Chinatown. The backyard in this case belongs to performers and artists Weba Garretson and Ralph ... Read More »

Storefront Report: Silver Lake gay club gets ready for its last dance

The Go-Go dancers are going away at MJ’s Bar as the Silver Lake gay nightspot prepares to shut down at the end of the month.  It’s not clear what will replace MJ’s but it will become the third Silver Lake gay bar to close within the ... Read More »

Storefront Report: Highland Park dive bar to get a “bungalow” makeover

Dusty’s Bar will be undergoing some changes as the new owners look to spruce up the Highland Park dive bar. The Garvanza Improvement Association’s Facebook page says the plan to replace  Dusty’s dive-bar mystique with a “bungalow-like design”  appears to be aimed at attracting a different ... Read More »

Storefront Report: Proposed Echo Park wine bar seeks city permission to start pouring

The former Echo Park wine bar known as City Sip will serve as the new home of a new wine bar called Bar Bandini, which will include indoor and outdoor seating for about 80 customers as well as live entertainment.  Well, at least that’s the plan ... Read More »

Storefront Report: Silver Lake beauty specialists set up shop in Frogtown

There is no shortage of places to get your hair cut and colored in Silver Lake, where stylist Tamara Perry and color specialist Vanessa McGrath worked in a high-end salon. So when it came time to open their business, they settled in Elysian Valley, aka Frogtown, ... Read More »

Shopper & Diner: Los Feliz’s flavorful cocktails; egg-cellent locally sourced food in Eagle Rock; & folk art sprouts in Elysian Valley gallery

Los Feliz’s gastro tavern, MessHall, is mixing up a surprising drinks says the Los Feliz Ledger. This eatery with an eponymous homage to army camps and Sloppy Joes is building unique flavor combinations courtesy of new cocktail maestro Ben Scott. The menu of 20 specialty drinks ... Read More »