Christmas sweater showcase arrives in Echo Park; more coffee brewing in Highland Park; want to buy a Silver Lake Cuban restaurant?



Sunday’s Best Thrift Apparel in Echo Park brings its Christmas sweater showcase this holiday season to the now defunct Fashion for Eva on Sunset Boulevard, confirmed owner Denisse Rodarte in a telephone interview. The Christmas sweater pop-up is one of the many pop-ups Sunday’s Best has put on since landing at the Fashion for Eva space in August, using the space to sell close-out and vintage pieces for men, women and children, including bridal wear, sleepwear and military pieces.

More Shopper & Diner news:

  • Cuban eatery La Caridad in Silver Lake is up for lease, reports the commercial real estate site, LoopNet. Located in a shopping center that is seemingly undergoing major transition, the 1,650 square-foot, down-home, family-style restaurant was named Best Cuban Restaurant in Los Angeles by LAist in 2014 and KCET’s Food blog and is a favorite of Cuban-born right fielder, Yasiel Puig.  The owner is also asking $175,000 for the business and its equipment. The actual property is not for sale.
  • Cups of Joe are on the house on Saturday, Nov. 14, in celebration of Civil Coffee’s debut in a brick-and-mortar location in Highland Park, reports the Los Angeles Times. It’s been a long time coming for brothers Alex and Alan Morales, who had offered free coffee on select days via their mobile coffee cart  until their Figueroa Street shop was ready to open.  
  • The famed mural that dons the cover of Elliott Smith’s “Figure 8” album next  is slated to become the crown jewel of Bar Angeles, a new dinner concept that is set to occupy the Silver Lake space behind the mural next year, Eater LA reports. Owners Wade McElroy and Russell Malixi, who also spearhead DTLA’s Horse Thief, plan to keep the integrity of the mural intact and have named the spot after Smith’s song, “Angeles.” Small sections of the street frontage will be open during construction and will be available for hosting events until it reaches it full 1,750 square foot, 60-seat capacity by fall 2016.

Cecilia Padilla-Brill is a communications writer and journalist. She writes news, health, education and feature stories. Cecilia is currently working on her first novel. She has lived in Echo Park since 1999


  1. Tony the Main Spoon

    “Everything reminds me of her, Everything reminds me of her, Everything reminds me of Her!” Roman Candle, XO, Figure 8 forever, rip Elliott Smith

  2. Please, please, please include address of the business you are reporting on. I live in the area and do not know where any of these places are!

    Thank you!

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