BY CECILIA PADILLA-BRILL

After many false starts Brooklyn Bagel Bakery is ready to reopen on Beverly Boulevard.  An upscale panaderia opens in Lincoln Heights. And a Highland Park juice bar closes for good. Read on for details.

The long wait may finally be over. Brooklyn Bagel Bakery will reopen on Friday, Nov. 9, according to posting on its Facebook. The bakery has been closed for more than three years after a wall collapsed. The Brooklyn Bagel  will reopen in the same building but in a much smaller storefront than the cavernous space it once occupied. More details will be posted next week. “Can ‘t wait to see you all very soon!” said a post on Facebook. Brooklyn Bagel is at 2217 W. Beverly at Roselake.

On the hunt for an accessible bar? Highland Park and Eagle Rock are two neighborhoods with the highest number of bars that are in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Laist reports.  The featured spots included Highland Park’s Sonny’s Hideaway, with a  ramp that accesses the low-lit bar with a “La-Z-Boy” level of comfort.  In Eagle Rock, the ample parking and red pleather booths at Colombo’s Italian Steak House and Jazz Club make the old-school space accessible.  Sonny’s Hideaway is at 5137 York Blvd. and Colombo’s Italian Steak House and Jazz Club is at 1833 Colorado Blvd.

The flourishing La Monarca Mexican bakery chain unveiled another upscale panaderia in Lincoln Heights, the company announced on Facebook. The opening was a quiet one for the most part, with the exception of a solo mariachi’s performance. La Monarca in Highland Park takes over the former Payless Shoe Source space. La Monarca is at 2602 N. Broadway in Lincoln Heights.

The Juice’s Highland Park location has shuttered after four years, Eater LA reports. It’s unclear when The Juice actually closed but rumor has it that Kumquat Coffee Co. is taking over the space. The Juice’s two locations remain in Atwater Village and Sherman Oaks. We’ll see what happens in the coming weeks at 4936 York Blvd.

Atwater Village has its own unique vibe, thanks to the shops and restaurants along the busy Glendale Boulevard corridor, Los Angeles Magazine reports.  The owners of Mae Mae Jewelry, Alias Books and Thank You for Coming shared their thoughts about what makes Atwater Village in and of its own. Also mentioned were Heartbeat House, Echo Theater, Crystal Matrix and Dave’s Accordion School.

That’s it for this week’s Shopper & Diner Report!

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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