Larchmont openings, closings, leasings, sales

| January 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

JESS RONA is bringing her signature dog grooming business to Larchmont.

FACIALS are done in an open floor plan — much like at a hair salon ­— at Face Haus.

A high-end dog grooming facility, a casual facial spa and a surprise are among new businesses coming to Larchmont Boulevard in 2020.

Jess Rona Grooming will open its first brick and mortar store in March at 656 N. Larchmont Blvd. (at Melrose). An author and groomer to the stars, Rona also is an actress and comedian when not at her day job.

Another newcomer to the boulevard, Face Haus, is coming in the spring, at 129 N. Larchmont, (formerly the north half of Le Petit Greek), company representatives tell us. (See stories on both new businesses on page 18.)

Another spot apparently leased (it has a “Leased” sign up, although we weren’t able to determine by press time who is leasing) is the short-lived former Café Parisien restaurant location at 224 N. Larchmont.

Previously announced is the arrival of shoe store Rothy’s at 248 N. Larchmont.

Other retail spaces that are for lease along or near Larchmont (listed from north to south) include the former Oinkster eatery, 776 Vine St. At press time, it was learned that Fin Asian Tapas at 5750 Melrose has closed, so its space presumably will be for lease shortly. The space at 5665 Melrose Ave. (Le Petit Marché) is included on real estate listings as available, but the restaurant’s website has no formal statement about its current status.

Storefronts at 5630 Melrose Ave. (the building that also is 656 N. Larchmont above) are for rent as well. The former Prudential Real Estate building at 227 to 229 Larchmont Blvd. continues to be available, as is the upstairs of 156 N. Larchmont Blvd. where Pacific Union, then Compass Realty, made significant tenant improvements.

Flywheel’s former space at 147 N. Larchmont Blvd. and former clothing store Bonne Chance’s space at 146 N. Larchmont are also available for lease. There are positive rumors about a possible new tenant for the Flywheel space, the Chronicle learned last month.

Commercial property that is for sale in the neighborhood includes 5600 Melrose Ave., (formerly Lyman’s Automotive Services, which may already have been sold at press time), a “creative office” building at 5735 Melrose Ave., the Victorian building with office space and a studio at 424 N. Larchmont Blvd., and the building at 215 to 219 N. Larchmont Blvd., where Burger Lounge, Rhodes School of Music and Pickett Fences are tenants.

By Suzan Filipek and Rachel Olivier

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