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Monday, March 27, 2017

Shopping

A colorful addition to Atwater Village

  ATWATER VILLAGE — Crux hasn’t held a grand opening yet but the new clothing store is already drawing a lot of attention – not for the merchandise inside but for the colors outside. Drivers have been slowing down to take photos. Others have been taking ... Read More »

The oldies never went out of style at Sounds of Music in East L.A.

EAST LOS ANGELES -- On a recent afternoon Could It Be I am Falling in Love by the Spinners played at the Sounds of Music on Whittier Boulevard. The 1973 hit was released only a couple of years after Carlos Reyes bought the record store. I remember that back then the store was filled with vinyl records. Now, most of the music sold is on CDs but he still has a great selection of original and re-issued vinyl LPs and many boxes of loosely organized 45s. Read More »

7-Eleven makes another run at York Boulevard

HIGHLAND PARK — It was about three years when  7-Eleven tried to open a 24-hour store that sold booze at the northwest corner of York Boulevard and Tonawanda Avenue. That store, however, never opened in the face of stiff opposition from neighborhood council officials as well ... Read More »

Silver Lake eyewear boutique headed for Echo Park

ECHO PARK —  Gogosha Optique, which has been selling high-end eyewear in Silver Lake since 2008, closed its Sunset Boulevard boutique at the end of last month as it prepares to move east into a former discount store in Echo Park. Its opening will help fill ... Read More »

The once-great Eagle Rock Plaza fades over the decades

EAGLE ROCK — The enthusiastic rise and gradual decline of Eagle Rock Plaza gets an overview in the L.A. Times. Eric Warren, president of Eagle Rock Valley Historical Society, told the Times that Eagle Rock Plaza has become outdated – with a two-level parking garage that ... Read More »