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Planting a Future for the Trees of Larchmont Boulevard

The ficus trees that line Larchmont Boulevard create a green canopy that has become a signature element of the street, but the reality is that these trees have aggressive roots that cause significant damage to sidewalks and the plumbing that runs underneath them. On October 7th, two trees will be removed from 226 N. Larchmont Boulevard, in front of the […]

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Gourmet Sandwiches, Unique Spirits at Larchmont Wine Spirits and Cheese

Original Article Here LARCHMONT VILLAGE, Calif. – Take a drive to Larchmont Village for some Italian specialties nestled in a small store front. But it wasn’t always this way. John Boccato opened Larchmont Wine Spirits and Cheese as simply a wine shop in 1995. Leaving his career in finance behind, Boccato wanted to collect a variety of unique wine that […]

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Taste of Larchmont to Bring a Wave of Goodwill and Great Food to the Boulevard

As they have done every summer for over a quarter of a century, businesses and residents will come together to celebrate Taste of Larchmont, an evening food festival benefitting HopeNet on August 26th. HopeNet is a secular, non-profit organization which supports 13 food pantries run out of a variety of faith-based organizations in Wilshire Center, Koreatown, Hollywood, Los Feliz, and […]

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A bit about BIDs

We live in world of well-known acronyms. NASA, SWAT, ASAP and texting lingo like LOL are routinely used without too much confusion.  However, if you want to pump up your urban savvy, you should be aware of a lesser known acronym, BID.  BID stands for “Business Improvement District.”  In Los Angeles, a BID is a geographically defined area in which […]

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Good Goose Café Awaits Just Around the Corner

It’s not uncommon for visitors on Larchmont Boulevard to walk up and down both sides of the street. However, there’s a gem awaiting them just around the corner on Beverly Boulevard— Good Goose.  Good Goose is an Asian-inspired café owned by best friends, Jake Sriwongsajarn and Neti Techakamthorn.  Both veterans of the restaurant industry, Jake convinced Neti— who began as […]

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From Goat Hides to Greeting Cards: A History of Valentine’s Day

With the demise of the New England Confectionery Company, 2019 will bring a Valentine’s Day without the candymaker’s chalky, yet beloved pastel conversation hearts.  If this fact sends your world spinning, sit down.  It turns out the entire origin story for Valentine’s Day is up for grabs. Historians generally point to the ancient Roman festival, Lupercalia, as the likely precursor […]

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THE NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK – LARCHMONT BOULEVARD STYLE

Since the time Larchmont Boulevard was first developed as a shopping destination in 1921, the street has welcomed new businesses to serve the neighborhood and beyond. This year is no different. Three businesses saw their first New Year’s Day on the boulevard while a fourth, opened just after the holiday. Café Parisien, which opened on January 9th, is the newest […]

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Village Heights Reaches New Heights with Festive Window

‘Tis the season for shoppers to madly dash around trying to find the perfect gift, but even the most driven will pause if a creative store window catches their eye. Louis Eafalla, owner of the Village Heights gift store on Larchmont Boulevard, understands this dynamic and has created a window so festive that he has been named the winner of […]

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Finding the Perfect Holiday Wine at Larchmont Village Wine, Spirits & Cheese

Around the holidays, there are many decisions surrounding gift-giving and entertaining that require a level of thoughtfulness and knowledge that we wish we had, but don’t quite have. For many, choosing the right wine falls into this category. Fortunately, Simon Cocks at Larchmont Village Wine, Spirits & Cheese is prepared to guide the novice or oenophile through a hand-picked selection […]

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A Fun-Sized Serving of Halloween History

To live in October 2018, is to live in era of endless Halloween options.  Amusement parks have “haunted” nights, parties abound and trick or treating is alive and well. The range of costumes from homemade “ghost” to store-bought “Sassy Circus Ring Leader” is mindboggling.  In fact, it can be a little overwhelming, so why not take a break, get yourself […]

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