La Brea became home to several new offerings recently from a full-service hardware store to an old favorite bakery.
La Brea Bakery moved into its new home, a warm, rustic and modern space at 468 S. La Brea Ave., the former Rita Flora site. Nancy Silverton’s artisan breads and pastries are cooked on site. The fame has spread but the recipes remain true to the ancient art of bread making. The bakery offers full dining options as well.
City dignitaries were at the recent opening of the 4,750-square-foot glass-and-brick casual café, steps from the original. Open seven days a week.
The neighborhood has a new hardware store, a really big one; Orchard Supply Hardware (OSH) debuted it’s block-long, 30,080-square-foot space at 415 S. La Brea Ave. in February.
Walk down wide aisles for paint and home repair supplies plus take a visit to a 3,800 square foot outdoor nursery and garden space; rooftop parking and a soothing-color design are featured.
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Paint & Sip Studio LA opened its doors at 351 S. La Brea Ave. in February to offer a fun and easy way to uncork their inner artist. At each event, an instructor guides participants through recreating a painting that requires no art experience and can be completed within two hours, all while listening to music and sipping wine.
Partygoers are provided with a 16×20 canvas, apron, paints, paintbrushes, and corkscrews. Contact paintandsipstudiola.com.
Soon there will be one more place to drink coffee, have a croissant, sandwich, glass of merlot, a brew or espresso. Restaurant-and-bakery La Boulange is under construction at La Brea Ave. and Fourth St. The Bay Breads LLC store is set to open this spring. It is the first in Los Angeles, hailing from the San Francisco Bay Area, where the company has several stores and has baked artisanal pastries since 1996.