This month Larchmont Village welcomes several new businesses to the Boulevard.
Rhodes School of Music
Starting this month, students of the Rhodes School of Music will take lessons in a newly remodeled space on the second floor of 215 N. Larchmont Blvd.
The school relocated from 606 N. Larchmont to its current location, above the Burger Lounge, to increase studio space and give added convenience to parents.
“We now have seven well-equipped studio rooms that we can operate at the same time,” says David Rhodes, a composer, pianist and founder of the school.
“The new space allows us to have all seven studio rooms on the same floor,” says Rhodes, noting he also expects parents to enjoy the chance to shop on the Boulevard while their kids are in lessons.
Mr. Holmes Bakehouse
New to the neighborhood, Mr. Holmes Bakehouse has signed a lease for space at 248 N. Larchmont Blvd., formerly Village Footwear.
The San Francisco-based bakery is best known for its “cruffins” (croissants baked in muffin tins, then rolled in sugar and filled with pastry cream), which have been known to cause pastry-lovers to stand in line for hours just to get a taste.
“We feel super honored to be a part of the neighborhood,” says Rene Montelongo, brand manager for Mr. Holmes Bakehouse.
“Truth be told, we’ve been trying to swipe a space in the neighborhood for over a year, so it feels like a dream come true to finally join the Larchmont community,” said Montelongo.
Still in the planning and construction phase, Mr. Holmes Bakehouse hopes to be serving cruffins in 2017.
Organic juicery Kreation Kafe opened its doors last month, taking over the former Twirl Frozen Yogurt space at 121 N. Larchmont Blvd.
Kreation serves non-pasteurized, pressed juice from locally sourced fruits and vegetables. This is the 13th location for the Santa Monica-based company.
Expected to open this month, Sweetfin Poke will be located at 135 N. Larchmont, formerly Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf. The Santa Monica-based sushi restaurant will bring Hawaiian-style sushi bowls to the neighborhood.
A Washington, D.C.-based cosmetic and beauty supply company, with more than 60 stores nationwide, will take over the space at 158 N. Larchmont — formerly Jamba Juice.
Founded in 1999 by Marla and Barry Beck, the company was acquired by Macy’s last year. No opening date has been announced yet for the Larchmont store.
Also, fashion shop Growze shut its boutique at 234 N. Larchmont Blvd. on Aug. 21. Growze plans to focus on its wholesale business and on selling online. No word on a replacement tenant yet.