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New Silver Lake retail center to offer high-end donuts, old-school ramen & chic sheets

The soon-to-open Silver Lake Gateway

Silver Lake — There may be only  a few retail spaces available at the soon-to-open Sunset Gateway center. But they’re getting filled by some interesting tenants.

In this case, the former church and commercial space at Sunset Boulevard and Golden Gate Avenue is landing an upscale donut place based out of Oregon, a ramen shop connected to a highly regarded Japanese noodle maker and a trendy bedding shop from an online retailer headquartered in Venice.

Eater L.A. reports that Blue Star Donuts and Ramen Tatsunoya have signed on as restaurant tenants.

Blue Star Donuts – which mainly has shops in Portland, Oregon, but has already extended tendrils into Manhattan Beach and Venice – promotes a creative use of ingredients, such as fresh fruit, liqueurs and local products. The result are such donuts as Passionfruit Cocoa Nibs, Blueberry Bourbon Basil and Cointreau Creme Brulee.

Ramen Tatsunoya is also just starting to branch beyond its birthplace. It opened its first American restaurant in 2015, in Pasadena – where it’s doing a booming business, Eater said.

Meanwhile, UncoverLA — as well as  several billboards along Sunset — announce the  arrival of Parachute, an online retailer of bedding,  at Sunset Gateway. The store — the second brick-and-mortar location for Parachute —  is expected to stock sheets, towels, pillows and throws but no word if it will be selling it new line of beds for dogs.  The Silver Lake shop is one of 20 Parachute plans to open after raising $30 million in investment, reports the L.A Business Journal.

The developer behind Sunset Gateway, Engine Real Estate, has a reputation for signing up relatively unique, small-chain restaurants and retailers to  its projects. In Echo Park, they have a vegan cheesecake shop and a Japanese sandwich shop.

In Highland Park, there’s Mr. Holmes Bakehouse (home of the croissant-muffin hybrid known as the Cruffin), Blind Barber (a barbershop-restaurant combination that has sought a liquor license) and Otoño a Spanish restaurant specializing in Catalonia-influenced cuisine.

Blue Star, Ramen Tatsunoya & Parachute will be located at the southeast corner of Sunset and Golden Gate in Silver Lake.

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6 comments

  1. This is absurd, what the hell is a high-end donut?

  2. Yes! HIGH-END DONUTS!!!

    They are very tasty…

  3. Eat the rich, not high end donuts!

  4. MORE FUCKING RAMEN?!?

  5. And where is the parking?

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