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Bergin’s straight-up, more on tap for St. Patrick’s Day

Bergin’s straight-up, more on tap for St. Patrick’s Day

| March 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

We were able to catch up with Derek Schreck of Tom Bergin’s House of Irish Coffee to see how the change from restaurant pub to straight-up bar was coming along, and to see what kind of celebrations the landmark establishment at 840 S. Fairfax Ave. would be having for St. Patrick’s Day, Sat., March 17. […]

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Toy Hall settles in, other kid-friendly spaces abound

Toy Hall settles in, other kid-friendly spaces abound

| March 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

When Whimsic Alley closed its doors last July, it opened up possibilities for Miracle Mile Toys and owner Christine Johnson and business partner Carrie Burkle-Harr. The store promptly moved across the street and has spent the last several months settling in. Keeping the village layout that former Whimsic Alley had put in place, Miracle Mile […]

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Repurposed fuel station example of preservation

Repurposed fuel station example of preservation

| March 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

  The Los Angeles Conservancy has announced its annual Preservation Awards recipients for 2018, recognizing outstanding achievement in preservation of Los Angeles County’s architectural heritage. One winner is very local. Gas station to fuel station Noted as a prime example of car culture by the Conservancy, the Streamline Moderne-style Gilmore service station at Willoughby and […]

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Irish eyes crying with closing of historic pub, Tom Bergin’s

Irish eyes crying with closing of historic pub, Tom Bergin’s

| January 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Irish hearts (biological and adopted) shattered throughout Miracle Mile and beyond when news broke Jan. 16 that Tom Bergin’s Public House was closing its doors the following week. At 5:25 p.m. that day, when I arrived, regulars were filtering in, but within an hour, there was a steady stream of customers coming by the restaurant […]

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Real Estate Sales

Real Estate Sales

| January 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Real Estate Sales Single-family homes 115 N. Rossmore Ave. 274 S. Muirfield St. 201 Lorraine Blvd. 611 N. Cherokee Ave. 223 S. Plymouth Blvd. 238 S. Lucerne Blvd. 100 N. Lucerne Blvd. 269 S. Lucerne Blvd. 230 S. Larchmont Blvd. 101 N. Gower St. 146 N. Windsor Blvd. 849 S. Citrus Ave. 232 N. Windsor […]

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Christmas tree sales, prices ­up from years past

Christmas tree sales, prices ­up from years past

| December 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

By now the family Christmas tree may be on its way to being recycled or packed away until next year — and, like the end of the Hans Christian Andersen story — we all get a bit teary when saying goodbye to the cheerful holiday tradition until next year. The vacant lot at 568 N. […]

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