The Melrose Village Blog supports our neighborhood businesses, and frequently encourages residents to patronize local merchants. However, there are a few businesses that are bad neighbors – and when they shut down, we shed no tears for them.
So we are happy to announce that the tattoo parlor 264 Customs appears to have closed down for good. This tattoo parlor, at 7303 Melrose Avenue (next to Melrose Music & Comics), was always a bad neighbor and a troublesome storefront. So, hasta la vista, 264 Customs!
We hope that something much better takes its place. Melrose Village really does not need any more tattoo parlors, “medical” marijuana dispensaries, head shops, or teenager-focused clothing stores. But we do need more cafes, fine restaurants, gourmet shops, art galleries, and unique stores.
Are there any local businesses that you would like to nominate for “Bad Neighbor of the Month?” Add your comments below.