Shopper & Diner: Silver Lake’s new dog cafe; Rewind Audio’s farewell to Echo Park storefront; wage hike welcomed in Boyle Heights


Coffee drinkers will soon be able to adopt a dog while sipping a cup of joe at the Dog Café in Silver Lake, reports the Los Angeles Times.

Opening April 7, the Dog Café serves as a rescue spot for dogs that have been at the shelter the longest due to health or behavioral issues and are at the highest risk of being euthanized. No food will be served due to the proximity of dogs, but you can count on pour-over coffee, teas, lattes and drinks made with products from Grounds & Hounds Coffee Co. and Dogs Drink Coffee. Both donate a portion of their proceeds to animal welfare. A retail area with dog merchandise will also be available.

Admission to the dog lounge is $10. The Dog Café is located on the 200 block of N. Virgil Avenue in Silver Lake.

In other Shopper & Diner News:

  • Rewind Audio in Echo Park is closing its Alvarado storefront, The Echo Park Weekly reports. But Jen and Oscar Carpinteyro plan to keep their vintage hi-fi and audio equipment shop alive online. The couple opened the shop six years ago and endured two floods from water breaks on Alvarado. To show their appreciation to Rewind Audio’s supporters, the Carpinteryros invite the community to their shop on April 23 for a celebration that includes music, food, raffles and a toast. Rewind Audio is located on the 1000 block of Alvarado Street in Echo Park.
  • While California’s minimum wage hike to $15 may put many restaurant  and business owners under financial pressure, some workers on the Eastside welcome the increase, the Los Angeles Times reports. Sandra Carrera and Highland Park resident Miguel Sanchez, who both work at Tortilleria San Marcos in Boyle Heights,  and hope the wage hike means they will no longer need to supplement their incomes with second jobs.
  • Brunch spot Trois Familia is now a breakfast spot as well, reports Eater LA. The French-Mex eatery in Silver Lake is now open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily.

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

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