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Monday, August 29, 2016

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Echo Park Village: What will it be?

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ECHO PARK — What’s happening to the buildings that once housed the punk venue Pehrspace and  TiGeorge’s Haitian restaurant? One of the buildings in the 300 block of Glendale Boulevard  has a broker sign on a wall saying “Echo Park Village” is coming soon. The new ... Read More »

Final day arrives for Silver Lake’s Circus of Books

SILVER LAKE — After more than 30 years of serving as one of the neighborhood’s chief purveyors of gay porn, as well as running its largest newsstand, Circus of Books will permanently close its Sunset Junction store after today. “Thank you to the many, many loyal and good ... Read More »

Silver Lake Ramen roams on to York; Frogtown’s Salazar launches ‘1990s’ website; immigrant-run Eastside eateries honored

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Salazar’s flashback-to-the-‘90s website “is so bad it is pure gold,” according to Los Angeles Magazine. Five web design elements are listed that justify the reasoning, including a dancing MC Hammer gif and a broken link that lead to a dead page of a misspelled URL, salazrla.com. Experience the pre-CSS site while listening to the super cheesy “What is Love?” by Haddaway. Read More »

Shopper & Diner: Good goes 33 Taps in Silver Lake; Sonoran tacos come to Frogtown; prime wedding dresses in Echo Park

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Longtime Silver Lake sports spot Good Microbrew & Grill has been taken over by another sports bar, 33 Taps, Eater LA reports. Initially, Good’s owner Ron Martinez stated in an email that the temporary closure was due to a small office fire, and that the place would be up and running. However, a few weeks later, the papered windows of the closed restaurant told a different story. Read More »

Silver Lake checks out the new 365 by Whole Foods store

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SILVER LAKE -- They lined up at the coffee bar and took photos of the teaBOT. They shopped for sushi and heirloom tomatoes while listening to a DJ play classic Jackson 5. Welcome to Whole Food's first new 365 market, which opened its doors this morning in Silver Lake with promises of low prices, high-tech convenience and a hip, warehouse-store ambiance designed to appeal to a new generation of kale and Kombucha-loving customers. Read More »

“Artisan marketplace” planned for York Boulevard

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HIGHLAND PARK — The owners of a York Boulevard commercial building plan to transform the property into an “artisan marketplace” with space for vendors, restaurants and live entertainment, according to the Planning Department. The York Market, as the project is described in an online summary, is ... Read More »