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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 »

New Silver Lake hotspot, Taste of the Eastside in Cypress Park, bridal shop for sale in Echo Park

Mh zH is the new hotspot in Silver Lake. Serving casual Mediterranean dinner on the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Maltman Avenue, the restaurant bears no sign, just large windows with a continuous flow of folks coming in and out the door. According to LA Weekly, a chef from the now defunct but highly acclaimed Alma restaurant is at the helm. Mh zH is located in the 3500 block of Sunset Boulevard in Silver Lake. Read More »

Shopper & Diner: Eastside meatloaf sandwich spots; Bar Angeles on the defense; Silver Lake bank grand opening

Hungry for a meatloaf sandwich? According to the Los Angeles Times, there are two spots on the Eastside to consider. The Brite Spot in Echo Park and The Kitchen in Silver Lake both received a nod for their mighty meatloaf sandwiches. The Brite Spot is located in the 1900 block of Sunset Boulevard in Echo Park. The Kitchen is located in the 4300 block of Fountain Avenue in Silver Lake. Read More »

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 selfies against the rainbow of vertical stripes that have been spray painted across the ... 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 »