Friday, October 28, 2016

Socially-conscious building supply store opens in Atwater; Vaka Burger truck finds a home in Boyle Heights; chocolate shop to close after Valentine’s Day


Shopper and Diner buttonFor the socially-conscious Do-It-Yourselfer, the new Habitat for Humanity ReStore in the far north end of Atwater Village allows you to shop for building supplies while supporting the construction of homes for low-income families. The donated items range from hardware and doors to kitchen cabinets and tile at prices said to be 30% below those at standard home improvement chains, according to Habitat ReStore. A share of the proceeds are funneled back to help the San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity build more affordable homes.

In other Shopper & Diner News:

  • Sweets for the Soul, the Atwater Village handmade chocolates and dessert shop that opened six years ago, will be closing its doors after Valentine’s Day. Sweets for the Soul
  • The Silver Lake outpost of Food+Lab has closed and been replaced with a sandwich shop called Picnic. Eater L.A.
  • The owners of the Glassell Park-based Vaka Burger truck are planning to open a brick-and-mortar location inside the Ramirez Beverage Center in Boyle Heights. L.A. Magazine

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One comment

  1. When I plan DIY projects, I always try to think of ways I can be socially-conscious. A store that sells building supplies with a positive effect on the community is a great idea. I will try to find a business like this one in my area so I can contribute to a good cause.

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