Storefront Report: Sunset Junction cheese shop on sale

For a dozen years,  The Cheese Store of Silverlake has sated the neighborhood’s increasingly gourmet appetite for fine cheeses, olives, wines, chocolates  and other delicacies. But now, owner Chris Pollan, a former concert tour manager,  is ready to retire and has put his  Sunset Junction cheese shop  up for sale (the sale includes the business; not the property). “He’s put his heart and soul into the business and he’s ready to pass the torch on,” said broker Clint Lukens. The LoopNet listing says the asking price has been reduced and the seller is motivated:

The Cheese Store of Silverlake is a gem at the Sunset Junction, the ever beating heart of Silver Lake. It’s a purveyor of fine cheeses, wines, and gourmet products, offering outstanding quality and selection. Only business is for sale, not the property. The business has seen consistent gross sales between $690,000 and $740,000 for the past 4 years.

Pollan is now asking $379,000 for the business, Lukens said. The approximately 1,000-square-foot shop  sits in the same corner shopping complex as Intelligentsia Coffee and Cafe Stella. “For anyone looking to take over an established Eastside foodie heaven, this is a great opportunity to purchase an up and running business located in the heart of Sunset Junction,” Lukens said.


  1. Since the store is next to Intelligentsia Coffee, the new owners should make sure to offer a Pepper (spray) Jack cheese. 🙂


  2. $379K? Wow that’s a lotta cheddar.

  3. Maybe the new owners will put the prices on the cheeses, instead of making the customers ask how much every single thing is. It is a rude and elitist policy to have no prices on anything. I stopped buying there because it was so annoying to shop that way. I know I’m not the only person to have to watch my dollars these days.

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