Glendale Boulevard shops / Photo by Atwater Village Newbie/Flickr
The Los Feliz Ledger reports that the closing of a trio of Atwater Village boutiques in recent months have some worried about the neighborhood retail scene. Carolyn Hamilton, who moved her store to Hollywood, told the Ledger:
“One (boutique) would close, and then another and another,” Hamilton said. “Two years ago, there was an excitement of Atwater. At the time we had five art galleries. Now, we have one and a half, and a few good restaurants, but retail is just dying here.”
The story notes that restaurants and service businesses, however, seem to be doing well.