Atwater boutiques facing a tough sell

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.


  1. I read the full article on the Ledger, and I found it funny that one of the proprietors who was complaining about slow business is like NEVER open. Having your store open during regular hours is really good for business. Like, maybe when the farmer’s market is happening and your store is half a block away, you might want to get out of bed and open your door. No sympathy from me for that particular business. However I wish Atwater well, I think the neighborhood has an excellent blend of services and stores and I am there several times a week for one reason or another.

  2. It really was never open

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