Monthly Archives: March 2011

Vivienne Westwood Store Opens on Melrose near Sweetzer

Happy news – famed British designer Vivienne Westwood has opened her flagship U.S. clothing store on Melrose Avenue at Sweetzer, about a mile west of our neighborhood.  The shop officially opened yesterday. The store released this statement: The 10,000 square … Continue reading

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Bistro LQ Closes

Sad news – LA Weekly is reporting that Bistro LQ, the high-end French restaurant on Beverly Boulevard at the western edge of our neighborhood, has closed its doors. One of this blog’s authors had his all-time favorite meal at Bistro … Continue reading

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House on Curson Sells for $1.8 Million

If you own property in Melrose Village, you will be happy to hear this news.  A house on Curson, between Clinton and Rosewood, just sold for $1.8 million. As you might guess, this is no ordinary bungalow.  It is a … Continue reading

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April is South American Month at Blu Jam Cafe

Winter is over, spring is in the air, and it’s time to go out and meet friends for a nice meal, and a glass of wine (or two).  One of the best choices in our neighborhood is always Blu Jam … Continue reading

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Cancelled – Open House Sunday on Formosa

We just got word from local real estate agent Jimmy Martinez that the open house scheduled for Sunday at 602 N. Formosa has been cancelled.  However there may be an open house the same day at 858 N. Alta Vista … Continue reading

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Neighbor Objects to Graffiti “Art”

One of our neighborhood activists had an excellent letter to the editor published in the Los Angeles Times last week.  The subject of the letter is “graffiti art,” better known around here as plain old graffiti.  Here is the letter: … Continue reading

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Eating at Playa

Over the weekend, we ate at Playa, the new high-end “urban Latin” restaurant on Beverly Boulevard (in the old Grace space). Playa is an ambitious restaurant, which is a good thing.  However, its ambitions are not always realized – meaning … Continue reading

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Cube Gourmet 3-Day Sale

One of our local gourmet stores, Cube Marketplace and Cafe, is having a three-day sale, starting today. If you like great pasta, olive oil, pesto, sea salt, spices, and Italian ceramics, check out the sale here.

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New Restaurant and Stores on Melrose

While walking on Melrose Avenue today, we noticed that Tirovino Wine Bar and Restaurant is now open in the old All’Angelo space (next to Bulan Thai Vegetarian Restaurant, between Formosa and Detroit).  It looks like the new owners have revamped … Continue reading

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Get a Tour of Melrose Magnet School – and Get Involved

We recently received this request from Debra Mooradian, one of the leaders of the Parent-Teacher Organization at Melrose Magnet School: We would like to extend an invitation for people to tour Melrose Magnet School to experience what we’re so excited … Continue reading

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