By CECILIA PADILLA-BRILL
The influx of high-end retailers along Sunset in Silver Lake has some folks questioning if the neighborhood has lost its bohemian edge, Racked LA reports. Business owners such as Clare Vivier, who opened her first accessories boutique in 2012 on “The Corner” of Sunset and Mitcheltorena and LACAUSA’s Rebecca Grenell share their opinions and insights about the shift.
In other Shopper & Diner News:
- House of Intuition is at the forefront of the healing crystal craze, Los Angeles Times reports. The modern minimal chicness of the store is a far cry from the dark, mysterious shops of years past. The six-year venture has turned out to be a profitable one for owners Marlene Vargas and Alex Naranjo, who started their business offering tarot card readings during the Great Recession. House of Intuition is located in the 2200 block of Sunset.
- Silver Lake Neighborhood Council is not too happy with Tenants of Trees. In a letter to the LA Police Commission, the council has asked the commission to deny the bar a permit to host live shows, based on how Tenants, with its Out of Order outdoor venture, has “impacted the quality of life for many of our residents and neighboring businesses.” The request lists its top reasons, including “Lack of proper business management” and a “Lack of basic common decency towards our community.”
- Street Level Café in Echo Park is now up and running, Eater LA reports. Signage has been up for a while, but now the coffee and lunch spot is dishing out lattes, sandwiches, salads and desserts. Street Level Café is located in the 1100 block of Glendale Boulevard.
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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