Tag: Landis Gifts and Stationery

Lipson owner-tenant relationship frays as construction kicks off

Lipson owner-tenant relationship frays as construction kicks off

| October 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

Tension between tenants of Larchmont’s historic Lipson Building and its new owner Christina Development came to a head after a block of parking spaces facing the property was reserved in October for construction. “COVID has made our lives difficult enough without losing parking spots as well as visibility,” said Edie Frère, owner of Landis Gifts […]

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Edie Frère reflects on her years on Larchmont

Edie Frère reflects on her years on Larchmont

| July 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

Edie Frère has been a fixture in the Larchmont community for most of her life. She grew up in homes on Third Avenue in Wilshire Park and McCadden Place in Hancock Park, has lived for many years on Las Palmas Avenue in Hancock Park, and this coming October will celebrate the 30th anniversary of her […]

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Boulevard stores gingerly step into reopening

Boulevard stores gingerly step into reopening

| July 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

In late June, as I spoke with storeowner after storeowner on Larchmont between Beverly Blvd. and First St. about their plans for operation throughout this COVID-19 summer, one theme seemed to dominate: “We’ll play it by ear.” Many businesses have reopened with shortened hours, while some doors have remained closed. Back in late May, businesses […]

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Landis Gifts and Stationery celebrates 25 years on Blvd.

Landis Gifts and Stationery celebrates 25 years on Blvd.

| December 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

The name “Landis” is very familiar on Larchmont Boulevard. It all started with Arthur Landis’ original department store in 1933, then morphed throughout the years into separate storefronts: Landis General Store, Landis Labyrinth Toy Store, and Landis Gifts & Stationery. This past November, Edie Frère, owner of Landis Gifts & Stationery, 138 N. Larchmont Blvd., […]

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Landis General Store in Larchmont Village has reopened

Landis General Store in Larchmont Village has reopened

| December 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Landis General Store is one of those storefronts that defines the character and history of Larchmont Boulevard.  Harkening back to a simpler time, family-owned, always someone who knows your name—this is a store that time forgot. Lucky for us, the store, located at 142 N. Larchmont Blvd., recently underwent a “freshening up” and is reopen […]

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