Shopper & Diner: New owners for vacant Silver Lake eatery; Boyle Heights welcomes swap meet; and Echo Park and Cypress Park get crafty

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The former Naya restaurant has remained empty since it closed a year ago.

By Marni Epstein

It has been nearly a year since things went dark at Indian eatery Naya in Silver Lake. Now Eater LA reports that restaurant group Giant Cardiff of the high concept Fifty Seven in the Arts District has acquired the space. Details on the exact concept and restaurant name are yet to come.

In other Shopper & Diner news:

  • Last week Eagle Rock Brewery hosted its fourth annual Session Fest. The event featured a subset of local brewmasters who, this time around, showcased their talents conjuring up low-alcohol content and high taste brews, writes the LA Times. This new approach was a welcome departure for the tastebuds of attendees.
  • From craft beers to craft fairs, Cali Vintage notes that the Echo Park Craft Fair will be taking place this weekend at Mack Sennett Studios. Take mom shopping this Saturday or Sunday for specialty gifts from local artisans.
  • Crafts abound in Cypress Park this weekend as well. Enclave LA reports that Cypress Village Underground Art Tunnel celebrates its first anniversary with another showcase of music, arts, and crafts this Saturday at 5:30pm.
  • You can also get your wares this weekend in Boyle Heights. Boyle Heights Beats reports that the Mendez High School Swap Meet will be taking place this Saturday from 8am-2pm. Festivities at the Swap Meet will include a DJ, mariachi, and snacks as well.

Marni Epstein Epstein is an entertainment, music, and lifestyle Journalist and resident of Echo Park. She has previously worked in the film and digital media industries with FOX and Sony Pictures Entertainment. She is currently also pursuing a Masters in Historic Preservation.

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