Synchronicity Space To Move Into The Hel-Mel ‘Shack’

Just heard from an anonymous reputable source today (okay, it was Tai Kim, owner of Scoops) that the Synchronicity Space art gallery will be moving into the small stand-alone storefront “shack” at 713 N. Heliotrope Drive currently operated by The Fixx Carlton, a business that specializes in building custom fixed-gear bicycle frames. Synchronicity had […]

Real Local Shoe Repair

I have three pairs of shoes that are in bad shape, but not in that band enough shape that they couldn’t be saved. Fortunately there’s a place in the neighborhood just a few blocks away that’s able to help. Inside the massive indoor bazaar known as “Uni Discounts” (4632 Santa Monica Blvd) carries a […]

The New Ice Cream Shop in Town – Paradis in Los Feliz

The former storefront of the Los Feliz Pinkberry on Vermont,  vacant since last fall, has given way to Paradis, a new ice cream store in the area which just opened on April 7.  Barely two miles from the new-legendary Scoops in East Hollywood and from Silver Lake’s Pazzo Gelato, the new shop seems to […]

Cafecito Organico in Hel-Mel – Now Open!

East Hollywood’s newest coffeehouse, Cafecito Organico, is now open! The new Hel-Mel cafe, in the former City College Cafe (and previously Night In Tunisia) space on 710 N. Heliotrope opened for business today.

The establishment, which also operates a Silver Lake location just barely a mile east (on Hoover and Bellevue), specializes in self-roasted […]

Say You Want A Revo-lution - Hangin' Out at Revo Cafe in Atwater Village

Growing up in Los Angeles, as a teen, there was a dearth of places to go hang out in. My only choice back in the day was the Glendale Galleria. Today, there’s all sorts of places withing walking, biking and subway distance. It’s always interesting to see how the urban landscape has progressed over […]

All's Not Well in Hel-Mel?

About two dozen businessowners, residents and other stakeholders of the Hel-Mel Bicycle District (a.k.a. the corner of Heliotrope Drive and Melrose Avenue) got together on Thursday morning at Scoops to discuss ways to deal with the drive-by shooting that shook up the corner on Monday afternoon.

According to witnesses, sometime after 4:30 p.m. on […]