Blvd. shop openings, closings

| December 1, 2022 | 0 Comments

LARCHMONT MERCANTILE STOREFRONTS ALL LEASED; some shops open already. (Illustration showing North Larchmont Boulevard addresses.)

Mercantile leased up!

It’s official! The Larchmont Mercantile building’s downstairs storefronts are fully leased. After years of construction and tenant negotiations, 12 tenants have signed on. They are:

Holey Grail Donuts, a Hawaiian-based donut brand;

Velvet by Graham and Spencer, a national clothing brand;

Sichuan Kitchenette, a grab-and-go café serving ready-to-eat Sichuan Chinese food;

The Scent Room, a luxury perfumery and fragrance shop;

Boba the Great, offering the popular tapioca-pearl based tea;

Topdrawer, a national homeware and stationery brand;

Midland, “a quality goods, textural aesthetics, and intentional sustainability homeware store;”

Credo Beauty, a social steward of clean beauty products;

Flannel, an international women’s designer clothing store;

Skin Laundry, a skincare company that specializes in laser treatments;

Hidden Jeans, a Los Angeles-based denim brand; and

Hing Wa Lee Jewelers, an authorized dealer for Rolex, Cartier and other luxury offerings.

HISTORIC VAULT in the former La Bonte, now Larchmont Mercantile, building on the east side of the Boulevard.

Hing Wa Lee Jewelers is the newest lessee and has claimed the southern three of the 14 storefronts originally available. If memory serves, there was a large vault in one, going back to the Julius La Bonte days in the 1920s. Maybe it still works!

Across the street, Pola, the vintage boutique that opened at 129 N. Larchmont Blvd. in early May of 2022, closed in November. According to an employee, the owner of the store decided to move home to Atlanta and is planning to reopen the store there. Until then, Pola will continue with its online presence at As of this writing, no new tenant has signed a lease to take over Pola’s spot on the Boulevard.

Nearby, long-awaited Bacio di Latte, at 141 1/2 N. Larchmont Blvd., has replaced the tempting photos of gelato that had lined its windows with a wooden construction barrier also covered in photos — while interior construction is underway. A source at the gelateria told us they plan to launch in the first quarter of 2023 and can’t wait to open.


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