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Lipson Building sale threatens longterm tenants

Lipson Building sale threatens longterm tenants

| November 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Larchmont Village’s historic Lipson Building was sold on Oct. 10 to a Malibu-based real estate investment company for $23.5 million. At that price, Christina Development paid roughly $1,372 per square foot for the one- and two-story, 17,000-square-foot property located at 124-148 N. Larchmont Blvd. The building houses 14 tenant spaces, including upstairs offices. The sale […]

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Rite Aid trees to come down, WSA has plan

Rite Aid trees to come down, WSA has plan

| November 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Alas, attempts from residents and community groups to save two side-by-side mature ficus trees on Larchmont Boulevard have failed as city officials confirm the trees’ imminent demise. Councilmember David Ryu’s office announced Oct. 23 that two separate city agencies have assessed the site at 226 N. Larchmont Blvd. and approved the trees for removal. Removal […]

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Men’s store Buck Mason to open on Larchmont

Men’s store Buck Mason to open on Larchmont

| November 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Menswear brand Buck Mason is in the process of opening a new location this month on Larchmont Boulevard. Founded in 2013, the Los Angeles-based clothing company is focused on providing updated, modern wardrobe essentials for daily wear. Think T-shirts, jeans and sweaters designed with fit, fabric and detailing in mind. Cofounders Sasha Koehn and Erik […]

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City programs for transients in public park stir debate

City programs for transients in public park stir debate

| August 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

The connection between sidewalk encampments and criminal activity is increasingly a point of contention between policy makers and residents. Even the most sympathetic neighbors are struggling with the sense of danger that often accompanies groups of transients on residential streets. For one Mid City West resident, the suggestion of adding support programs for vagrants squatting […]

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Larchmont Village and the Chronicle’s Jane Gilman: a love affair

Larchmont Village and the Chronicle’s Jane Gilman: a love affair

| August 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

You might recognize her name as the co-founder and former publisher of the Chronicle, or recognize her face as a volunteer for a number of clubs and organizations. That’s because Jane Gilman has been a fixture on Larchmont for more than five decades. Her love for Larchmont first began in 1963, the year that she […]

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Village landlord seeks to remove ficus trees

Village landlord seeks to remove ficus trees

| August 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

The city’s Urban Forestry Division recently received a request to remove two mature, side-by-side ficus trees at 226 N. Larchmont Blvd. The request was submitted by Rite Aid landlord, Beverly Hills developer Ronald Simms. “The Windsor Square Association opposes this request because these trees are not dead, diseased or dangerous,” said Larry Guzin, president of […]

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