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Property owners bring improvements to Melrose

Property owners bring improvements to Melrose

The intersection of Highland and Melrose avenues is a hot, up-and-coming area of Los Angeles, but some sections of the sidewalks have literally been a downer for customers and business owners. That is no longer the case, as a handful of property owners on the south side of Melrose Avenue have banded together to fix [...] [...more]

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smoke.oil.salt: Authentic Spanish food and wine

smoke.oil.salt: Authentic Spanish food and wine

The scent of wood burning on open flames lures interested diners in to smoke.oil.salt. We were led to a table in the slightly more formal area, and Sommelier Arby Artoonian poured us a sparkling glass of Cava as we looked over the tasting menu. Photos of the Spanish surrealist, Salvador Dalí, adorn the walls. Entertainment [...] [...more]

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Project to ‘cap’ Larchmont Boulevard

Project to ‘cap’ Larchmont Boulevard

A mixed-use project that is slated to bring 84 apartments to the area near Melrose Avenue and Larchmont Boulevard is currently under construction, and the developers hope to have the work completed by April 2015. However, on Tuesday, the Los Angeles City Council continued a motion to remove a street-widening improvement for the development, which [...] [...more]

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Antonio’s gears up for Día de Muertos

Antonio’s gears up for Día de Muertos

As Antonio Gutierrez tells it, the walls in his restaurant on Melrose Avenue have a certain mystique about them. He credits them for making household names out of little known actors and musicians. They come into Antonio’s as struggling professionals and later blossom into mega-stars. It’s not the salsa. It’s not the tequila. It’s the [...] [...more]

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Melrose BID process moving along

Melrose BID process moving along

The work to finalize details of the Melrose Business Improvement District (BID) continues, and organizers are increasingly excited at the potential that the BID can offer Melrose Avenue. Approved by the Los Angeles City Council in August, the BID will stretch from Fairfax to Highland avenues. Organizers are looking to set up a nonprofit to [...] [...more]

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Streetscaping project coming to WeHo

Streetscaping project coming to WeHo

The city of West Hollywood is planning a major streetscape renovation project along Melrose Avenue and Beverly and Robertson boulevards that aims to beautify the city’s west side while improving traffic flow and pedestrian amenities. The city council approved the concept for the multi-year project in August, and will likely address the project schedule at [...] [...more]

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Melrose Avenue BID approved

Melrose Avenue BID approved

The Melrose Business Improvement District (BID) has been approved by Melrose Avenue property owners and the Los Angeles City Council, and will go into effect in January. Organizers are currently in the midst of a series of meetings to further refine how the board will function and establish other “formalities,” Melrose Property Owners Association president [...] [...more]

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BEP Vietnamese Kitchen pops open for Sunday brunch

BEP Vietnamese Kitchen pops open for Sunday brunch

Kitchen pop-ups have gained steam and are becoming more frequent and popular in Los Angeles due to social media. It’s an ideal way for chefs to showcase their dishes and perfect their hospitality skills, without investing hundreds of thousands of dollars. If successful, Pop-ups attract a foodie following and investors looking to open a restaurant. [...] [...more]

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ROFL Café: Making diners happy on Melrose

ROFL Café: Making diners happy on Melrose

It’s all about positive energy at the casual ROFL Café on Melrose. Walking into the restaurant you are surrounded with uplifting words running along the walls. “Love, Joy, Happiness and Laughter.” They are also etched on the drinking glasses, menu and servers aprons. In the kitchen, a large green painted sign above the grill states [...] [...more]

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Melrose Avenue BID process nearing approval

Melrose Avenue BID process nearing approval

Melrose Avenue, famous as it is, has seen tough times since the economic fallout of 2008, and some local property owners are looking to restore its place among Los Angeles’ top retail destinations. The effort to create a business improvement district (BID) from Fairfax Avenue to Highland Avenue has been underway for nearly two years. [...] [...more]

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