Tag: Miracle Mile

Barber takes Larchmont to Fairfax Avenue

Barber takes Larchmont to Fairfax Avenue

| March 4, 2021 | 0 Comments

You can take the barber out of Larchmont, but you can’t take the soul of Larchmont out of his shop. Construction on his Larchmont building (he was one of the 14 shops in the former Lipson Building, now behind a construction wall) and high rents elsewhere on the street (despite the nearly 30 vacancies) forced […]

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Park La Brea: vibrant dwellings at  heart of Miracle Mile

Park La Brea: vibrant dwellings at heart of Miracle Mile

| February 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

At the heart of the Miracle Mile on 155 acres of land, from Third to Sixth streets and from Fairfax to Cochran avenues, sits Park La Brea, a collection of 4,248 apartment units in buildings that have been part of Los Angeles history for more than 70 years. The complex is at the center of […]

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Toy Hall settles in, other kid-friendly spaces abound

Toy Hall settles in, other kid-friendly spaces abound

| March 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

When Whimsic Alley closed its doors last July, it opened up possibilities for Miracle Mile Toys and owner Christine Johnson and business partner Carrie Burkle-Harr. The store promptly moved across the street and has spent the last several months settling in. Keeping the village layout that former Whimsic Alley had put in place, Miracle Mile […]

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Gift is a giant boost for plan to build over Wilshire

Gift is a giant boost for plan to build over Wilshire

| November 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Miracle Mile’s Museum Row is poised to become something of a, well, miraculous entertainment and education destination. Two new world-class museums are set to open on the historic stretch of Wilshire Boulevard in the coming years, if all goes according to plan. The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences’ Academy Museum is rising up […]

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Urban oasis offers walkability, quality of life in the Mile

Urban oasis offers walkability, quality of life in the Mile

| March 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

People living in and near the Miracle Mile include a large percentage of the readers of the Larchmont Chronicle. Many of the most historic and architecturally interesting residential areas of Los Angeles are near the Miracle Mile. And no residential project better typifies living in the Mile than Park La Brea, which borders the Mile […]

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Cheerful toy shop is a popular destination with loyal following

Cheerful toy shop is a popular destination with loyal following

| March 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

To meet Christine Johnson of Miracle Mile Toys is to sense the kind of warm enthusiasm and commitment to community that is enriching the burgeoning neighborhood. Her cheerful Wilshire Boulevard shop has become a popular destination for families, walkers and cyclists. Originally from the East Coast, Johnson grew up in Maryland and Massachusetts before moving […]

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