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Will prickly New Yorkers be won over by Echo Park’s Cactus Store?

ECHO PARK — The Echo Park Cactus Store — a cube of a storefront packed with succulents — has branched out to New York, opening a pop-up shop this weekend in a greenhouse on the Lower Eastside of Manhattan, reports GQ Magazine. The plants are being driven across the country to the Manhattan store, which will remain open until November. ... Read More »

Glassell Park Target store to open this fall

GLASSELL PARK — Work is currently underway to transform a former Fresh & Easy market on Eagle Rock Boulevard  into a “small-format” Target store, which is scheduled to open in October, according to a company spokeswoman. Residents have spotted work crews and their trucks in the parking lot of the now vacant Fresh & Easy, which closed at the end ... Read More »

Silver Lake liquor store turns into a boutique bottle shop

SILVER LAKE — Has your neighborhood liquor store gone upscale yet? In Highland Park, the once utilitarian Highland Park Liquor (home to the “Coldest Beer in Town” sign) has been reborn as Tinfoil Liquor & Grocery after a Hollywood nightclub owner turned part of the shop into a “secret deli” and amped up the beer, wine and spirits selection. Now, ... Read More »

More coffee now pouring on York Boulevard

HIGHLAND PARK —   The neighborhood’s newest coffee house was serving up its first coffee drinks and waffles this morning in a tiny storefront on York Boulevard. Collage Coffee joins several other existing and planned coffee shops on York Boulevard — including Cafe De Leche and the Highland Cafe, which are a block away, and two Starbucks. At Collage, where ... Read More »