Monthly Archives: June 2012

Car Blocking Your Driveway? Get It Towed Immediately!

Week in and week out, some of the most popular posts on the Melrose Village Blog concern what to do if a car is blocking your driveway.  That tells us that driveway-blocking is a problem for many homeowners in Los Angeles. Here … Continue reading

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Out Goes Pomodoro, In Comes Hot N Juicy Crawfish

Pomodoro was an affordable and reliable Italian restaurant at the West Hollywood Gateway Center, but it looks like it couldn’t make the rent, because the space is now empty and the sign is down. Apparently the space will soon be … Continue reading

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La Brea is Booming

There was an excellent article posted last week on LA Streets Blog.  “Five Mega-Projects that Will Transform La Brea,” by Alexander Friedman, describes the changes that are coming to La Brea Avenue between Willoughby and Fountain.  It also shows photos and … Continue reading

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Walk on Tuesday for Public Safety

We received this message from Liz Sterbenz, chair of the Public Safety Committee of our neighborhood council, Mid City West Community Council: Join us Tuesday at 7:00 pm for a one-hour Public Safety Walk in one of our city’s most … Continue reading

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New Restaurant Itri Coming to Angeli Caffe space

Last December we reported the sad news that beloved Italian restaurant Angeli Caffe was closing after 28 years in the same location on Melrose Avenue. It did not take long for the Thom Mayne-designed space to get filled. Eater is … Continue reading

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Chipotle Open at Melrose and La Brea

We reported last September that a Chipotle Mexican Grill was planning to open at the northwest corner of Melrose Avenue and La Brea Avenue, next to Pink’s. It has opened. On initial inspection, it looks like they did a good … Continue reading

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Best Shawarma in L.A. on Melrose

For a while we had been hearing good things about Ta-Eem Grill, the kosher shawarma shop that opened last year in the Melrose space previously occupied by Sammy’s and Star.  But we never quite got over there to eat. Then … Continue reading

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