Larchmont Boulevard is back and buzzing with activity

| October 26, 2023 | 0 Comments

Five years ago, this newspaper was reporting nearly 25 percent vacancy in Larchmont Boulevard retail storefronts. Those days are past! Recognizing that most of Larchmont Boulevard’s restaurants and shops are now open, the Chronicle is focusing on shopping as well as dining in our annual guide this year. There are wonderful new businesses joining the beloved longstanding establishments that have helped make the neighborhood special for so many years.

For a long time, visitors to the southern end of the Boulevard saw more construction activity than quaint shops. And, because the pandemic put pressure on a lot of businesses, there have been many changes happening on Larchmont Boulevard for the past couple of years.

Part of that is because, in 2018, the Lipson Building located at 124-148 N. Larchmont Blvd. was sold. By the end of 2020, when the new owners were ready to commence construction, the Lipson Building’s longtime tenants found themselves in need of new homes. To name a few, Landis Gifts & Stationery relocated to 584 N. Larchmont Blvd., Ste. B.; Chevalier’s opened at 133 N. Larchmont Blvd.; and Lipson Plumbing moved to 606 N. Larchmont Blvd.
The Boulevard is back!

And now the Boulevard is back! Most storefronts are filled, and all but a few are officially up and running. The vibrant feel that greeted visitors for years has returned in force.

This gem of an area is again bustling. It now has a myriad of options for baked goods, frozen treats, skin care products, clothing, coffee and more.
Bettola di Terroni opened (in October), and Suá Superette, Sweet Lady Jane, Cookbook and Larchmont Jewelers are set to open soon.

Two new tenants rounding out the former Lipson, now Larchmont Mercantile, building’s storefronts are Aesop, a luxury cosmetics and skin care retailer, and Catbird, a fine jewelry store. Both are slated to open in 2024.

Please enjoy the centerfold map we have included as a special addition to this month’s Shopping and Dining Guide.

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