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Save Your Appetite: Echo Park Lake cafe opening postponed

Save Your Appetite: Echo Park Lake cafe opening postponed

Echo Park Lake’s Boathouse has been busy ever since paddle boats were once again made available for rent two weeks ago. But what about that new boathouse cafe that was supposed to have opened up by August 1? Instead of  a cafe, visitors to the boathouse have been met with an empty counter and a [...]

Acting and storytelling classes to begin in Atwater Village

Acting and storytelling classes to begin in Atwater Village

An acting and ensemble workshop for kids and teenagers is now enrolling students for a six-week long workshop that begins later this month in Atwater Village.  Tiny Tales, lead by actress and writer Jennifer DeFilippo, provided more details about the workshop: Over the course of the six weeks, kids will participate in improv, voice & [...]

Can you making a living selling gasoline and Lotto tickets?

Can you making a living selling gasoline and Lotto tickets?

Here’s your chance to find out. The busy Arco AM/PM station at the corner of Eagle Rock and York boulevards is up for sale, according to LoopNet.   The sales price includes the corner lot and the station, which pumps 150,000 gallons of gas a month.  In addition, the AM/PM store generates $60,000 a month [...]

Storefront Report: Silver Lake’s El Conquistador vanquished by rent increase

Storefront Report: Silver Lake’s El Conquistador vanquished by rent increase

By Sarah Dryden One of Silver Lake’s oldest restaurants, El Conquistador, will be closing at the end of the year after facing a sharp increase in rent imposed by a new landlord that purchased a large chunk of the block. General Manager Albert Curiel  confirmed that El Conquistador will not be renewing its lease at [...]

Echo Park housing development to make room for commercial space and parking

Echo Park housing development to make room for commercial space and parking

Early rendering of Sunset And Everett Apartments /Aragon Properties By Tony Cella The Canadian developer seeking to build a large housing development on the site of an Echo Park hardware store has tweaked the design of the Sunset Boulevard project to include more commercial space and parking in response to feedback from residents. Aragon Properties [...]

Old Echo Park bank gets a new paint job

Old Echo Park bank gets a new paint job

Echo Park Bank of America gets an update/Photo by Scott Fajack The Bank of America branch at the corner of Echo Park Avenue and Sunset Boulevard is going from a shade of gray to a cream color. Now if they could only get rid of those big, red plastic signs, which detract from the decorative [...]

Sponsored Post: Unveiling the two hottest homes in Glassell Park & Highland Park this weekend

Sponsored Post: Unveiling the two hottest homes in Glassell Park & Highland Park this weekend

Dossier Capital heats up the summer real estate game in NELA! G&L Real Estate is pleased to introduce the newest Dossier Capital creations to Northeast LA! 2820 Frederick Street, Glassell Park  2820 Frederick St, Glassell Park: A breezy open flow and practical amenities blend to create this unique Dossier Capital exclusive in up-and-coming Glassell Park. [...]

Councilman proposes less dense development of Echo Park and Silver Lake hillsides

Councilman proposes less dense development of Echo Park and Silver Lake hillsides

Echo Park home being demolished for new hillside development/Photo courtesy Echo Park resident As builders ramp up construction of new homes across the area, newly elected Councilman Mitch O’Farrell has introduced a motion that would restrict the development of some hillsides across Echo Park and Silver Lake. The proposal would reduce the number of building [...]

False alarm brings bomb squad to Echo Park Lake

False alarm brings bomb squad to Echo Park Lake

Bomb Squad vehicle parked next to Echo Park Lake/Walter Spencer The LAPD bomb squad cordoned off a section of Echo Park Lake late afternoon in response to a report of a suspicious item or package in the north end of the park. But the item turned out to be someone’s personal belongings, according to an [...]

Truck vs. power pole crash shuts down Silver Lake street

Truck vs. power pole crash shuts down Silver Lake street

DWP crews blocked off Glendale Boulevard to repair power lines./Craig Collins Pick up truck involved in crash./Craig Collins Glendale Boulevard in Silver Lake was shut down near the 2 Freeway this evening after a pickup truck collided with a car coming off the freeway and then toppled a power pole, downing power lines in the [...]