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Lots of activity at The Grove during COVID-19 shutdown

Lots of activity at The Grove during COVID-19 shutdown

| June 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

Like everywhere in Los Angeles, things were very quiet at The Grove in April and almost all of May.* Impresario developer Rick Caruso kept all of his real estate projects open for walking (with the fountains flowing and music playing), even though the retail shops were not open. Later during this early phase of the […]

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Book talks at Chevalier’s continue – but online

Book talks at Chevalier’s continue – but online

| June 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

It seemed like it was an even larger-than-normal crowd of lovers of intellectual stimulus who attended a recent book talk at our favorite independent bookseller in late May. Counting all the faces on multiple Zoom screens calculated an audience of approximately 75 people enjoying the conversation among author Jim Newton and Windsor Square local attorneys, […]

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31 vacancies on the boulevard and nearby?

31 vacancies on the boulevard and nearby?

| June 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

There are a number of retail and other commercial spaces that appear vacant or “For Lease” along Larchmont Boulevard and in the immediate neighborhood. And this situation predates any COVID-19 closures. In the Village between First and Beverly, along the west side of the street, there are five empty spaces: next to Village Pizzeria, the […]

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Stores open on Boulevard after mayor lifts ban on retail

Stores open on Boulevard after mayor lifts ban on retail

| June 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

Fast-changing state, county, and city rules have been keeping retail merchants on their toes. At the end of last month, retail stores finally were allowed to reopen, so long as social distancing and similar hygiene measures are followed. In the interim period preceding the governments’ latest loosening of controls, some of those same stores had […]

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Nearby riots in Fairfax / Beverly Grove / Beverly Hills / Santa Monica; Larchmont looted too

Nearby riots in Fairfax / Beverly Grove / Beverly Hills / Santa Monica; Larchmont looted too

| June 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

FOR THE RECORD, the above took place on Sat. and Sun., May 30 and 31, 2020. Our readers probably got more than enough of the disturbing news live on TV. We hope none of you was injured, and we send our condolences to all who had their businesses vandalized, looted, and ruined by the mobs. […]

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Meeting challenges of staying home

Meeting challenges of staying home

| April 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

A blog message went out to neighbors early last month: “I would love to invite any and all inclined neighbors to post drawings of Easter eggs on their windows, for the neighborhood kids to spot and ‘hunt’ while on their walks in the coming days!” Among the nearly 40 resulting blog comments were: “Such a […]

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