New businesses are getting a warm reception from Larchmont residents. At the same time, some old favorites are bidding the street adieu.
Lines are already forming at Salt & Straw, a Portland, Or. –based ice cream store that opened its only Los Angeles location at 240 N. Larchmont Blvd. in September. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., the store serves scoops, sundaes, milkshakes and floats as well as pints to go.
Hancock Homes threw a party to announce its new offices at 501 N. Larchmont Blvd. John and Jill Duerler, owners, offered fire engine rides for the kids and a balloon man plus refreshments for friends and neighbors.
Girasole, 225 1/2 N. Larchmont Blvd., is closing to expand its space and reemerge as Vernetti. The new space will include a retail Italian market and a renovated kitchen as well as a redecorated dining room. Steve Vernetti, owner, plans to reopen early next year.
After a 40-year run, Everil Bell has closed her My Favorite Place, clothing store.
A temporary close at Larchmont Deli, 5210 Beverly Blvd., will give the new owners a chance to remodel before they open on Oct. 15.
Sam’s Bagels has moved a few doors north. The space is somewhat smaller, but the menu remains the same.
O’Tiffe Salon, 619 N. Larchmont Blvd., is closing after 20 years on the boulevard. Co-owner Babi Matsik is relocating to Jessica’s, and Gennieve Destot will be at Changing Room in Venice.
Interior designer Connie McCreight is closing her office at 418 N. Larchmont Blvd. and moving to a home office.