Los Feliz VIllage Business Spotlight: Umami Burger Los Feliz!

Los Feliz Village Business Spotlight: Umami Burger Los Feliz!

4655 HOLLYWOOD BL
LOS ANGELES, CA 90027
323.669.3922

www.umamiburger.com

 

Posted on December 17, 2014 by losfeliz

Los Feliz Village Business Spotlight: LOS FELIZ 3 THEATRE

LOS FELIZ 3 THEATRE

1822 N. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
323.664.2169

www.vintagecinemas.com

We operate both classic movie theatres in the Los Feliz area and showcase First Run Films, Bargain Matinees Daily, and Mommy & Me screenings each Wednesday at the Los Feliz 3 Cinemas for parents with Children Under 4 Years of Age.

This theater has been here since 1934!

Support Los Feliz Businesses!

Posted on December 15, 2014 by losfeliz

Today’s Los Feliz Village Business Spotlight: Los Feliz’ diverse Religious Organizations!

Today’s Los Feliz Village Business Spotlight: Los Feliz’ diverse Religious Organizations!

Today’s Los Feliz Village Business Spotlight will be a little different.

There are several Religious Organizations in Los Feliz.
Rather than feature each Religious Organization separately, we will feature all of them at once, alphabetically, to avoid any speculations of favoritism or affiliation.

Chabad of Greater Los Feliz:
1930 Hillhurst Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027-2712
Phone: (323) 660-5177

Christ’s Church At Griffith Park:
3852 Edenhurst Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90039
Phone: (323) 663-4363

Church of Scientology Mission of Los Feliz:
2131 Hillhurst Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Phone: (323) 906-1806

Los Feliz United Methodist Church:
1800 N Western Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Phone: (323) 382-0691

Our Mother of Good Counsel Catholic Church:
2060 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Phone: (323) 664-2111

Thirteenth Church of Christ Scientist:
1776 N Vermont Ave,
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Phone: (323) 660-0604

Vermont Gurdwara Sikh:
1966 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Phone: (323) 665-7707

Posted on December 12, 2014 by losfeliz

The Los Feliz Village Business Spotlight: Best Fish Taco in Ensenada!

The Los Feliz Village Business Spotlight: Best Fish Taco in Ensenada!

http://www.bestfishtacoinensenada.com/

1650 HILLHURST AVE
LOS ANGELES, CA 90027
323.466.5552
The closest thing to standing on a beach in Baja, munching on mariscos with sand between your toes is biting into a Best Fish Taco in Ensenada. Only you don’t have to drive to Mexico for this taco – just the heart of Los Feliz. What you put in your belly is made right before your eyes. Soft, crispy crust surrounds tender morsels of fish and shrimp. Sessy lovingly handcrafts each salsa with the specific intention of complimenting the taste of our tacos. Topping it off with the magic cream is a must. What’s in it? Trade secret, but use your imagination. It’s not just about the food when you come to our place. From the moment you walk through our door, your senses are stimulated and your mind is at ease. After a warm “How the hell are you?” from Joseph, you can expect a lively chat. Even some good-natured ribbing while we cook your tacos. Let the magic of our tacos overwhelm your senses and engulf your better judgement in the sweet, sweet bliss of Baja.

Posted on December 10, 2014 by losfeliz

Los Feliz Village Business Improvement District Meeting! 12-10-14 9:00am

Come to the Los Feliz Village Business Improvement District Meeting! Wednesday, 12-10-14 at 9:00am.
Everyone is welcome to attend but only board members may vote!

Posted on December 08, 2014 by losfeliz

Los Feliz Business Spotlight: Tosa Express!

Los Feliz Business Spotlight: Tosa Express!

1906 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 663-4884

Good, fast Japanese food in the heart of Los Feliz!

Sushi, noodles, teriyaki and more!
Clean, bright and plain inside, and lightning fast, they mean what they say when they use the word “Express” right in their name!
A favorite spot for local lunchgoers who have limited time to get back to work!

Support Los Feliz Businesses!

Posted on December 08, 2014 by losfeliz

Los Feliz Village Business Spotlight: Undesigned!

1953 1/2 Hillhurst Ave
Los Angeles CA 90027
323-663-0088

http://carolyoung.com/

A former architecture student & native Angeleno, Carol Young became intrigued with the needs of urban nomads while living abroad in Asia, studying design in NYC and traveling far & wide. Taking subways, walking and cycling about town, she found herself seeking clothing that would allow her to move, keep dry and comfortable, but also express her individuality.

Called to action, Carol accepted a fellowship at Cornell University to experiment in these functional apparel needs. The result was a collection that explored the use of “undesigned” recycled-clothing and active-wear materials into new urban nomadic apparel. In 2003 Undesigned was born.
Carol Young | Undesigned is a series of beautiful, seasonless clothing designed for the modern woman. Using a combination of durable performance fabrics, sustainable organic & recycled blends and designer surplus fabrics for flavor, our goal is to create well-loved pieces that will live a long and cherished lifetime in your wardrobe. Each piece explores creating texture and shape in clean, modern and flattering silhouettes.

Handcrafted, distinct and individually made with TLC for all, Carol Young | Undesigned is worn by distinguished curators, architects, designers, filmmakers, and creative individuals worldwide. All our clothing is lovingly made in Los Angeles, California.

Wear often & enjoy!

Posted on December 04, 2014 by losfeliz

Los Feliz Village Business Spotlight: Gelato Bar LA!

Los Feliz Village Business Spotlight: Gelato Bar LA!

(Not even a FRACTION of the flavors served are pictured!)

Gelato Bar LA is participating in this Saturday’s “A Village Affaire: A Holiday Celebration!”
Stop by between the hours of 4-9pm this Saturday, December 6th to receive a free gelato sample!

http://www.gelatobarla.com/

Gelato Bar, pays homage to authentic gelato bars found in Italy, forged with the American small town sensibility of building of a neighborhood meeting place to make a winning addition to the community.
Opened in 2010, Gelato Bar is located in the center of Hillhurst Avenue, in the midst of bustling shops and restaurants. The store is decorated with splashed brightly striped walls of yellow, blue and green with a charming setting of scattered tables and chairs where one can wander in for a coffee or snack, read the International Herald Tribune, New York Times or play a game of chess with a neighbor.

The focal point is the magnificent Milanese gelato case, displaying billowing colored clouds of gelato. The gelato is treated with great care; managers regularly monitor refrigeration to ensure that the product is served at optimum temperature, making Gelato Bar a superior source for the Italian confection. Each of the 24 daily selections of gelato and sorbetto flavors are hand-decorated with eye-catching garnishes of fresh fruits, nuts and spices. Along with Italian classics Nocciola, Straciatella and Pistachio, Also featured daily are sugar-free gelato and fat-free sorbetto as well as an original frozen Greek yogurt – in featured flavors – made with real yogurt and without powders or mixes

The artisanal product is custom made by Allessandro Fontana, an expert gelato maker from Venice, who taught the owners the nuances of the best Italian gelato. Gelato Bar’s frozen confections are made daily in small batches; each flavor contains 65-70% pure product (i.e. pistachio, chocolate, fruits) as compared to most other varieties, which often contain only 30% product. Gelato deceivingly has a much lower fat content than conventional American ice creams and due to its lower temperature, richer flavors can be achieved.

Gelato Bar also features a stunning coffee bar similar to the ones found in Europe, where customers can stand and order from an expansive list of beverages, gourmet teas, Italian sodas, expertly brewed pour-over coffees, espresso made with specially roasted coffees by Forty Ninth Parallel Roasters, a boutique roaster from Vancouver, British Columbia. Forty Ninth Parallel specializes in direct from origin, fair trade and organically grown beans and is committed to offering only the freshest, highest quality coffee. Every batch of green coffee is carefully roasted by Master Roaster Michael Piccolo to bring out its preeminent qualities. Pour-over brewing methods are Gelato Bar’s specialty, using the critically acclaimed Hario Buono V60 kettle, ridged glass filters, and precision controlled water temperature for optimal bean extraction. Gelato Bar’s baristas are expertly trained by Nik Krankl, 2nd place winner of the National Barista Championship. The team expertly prepares espressos with a state-of-the-art brewing system from La Marzocco, made in Florence, Italy. The beverage menu also includes an expansive list of Italian sodas, gourmet teas and affogato.

GelatoBar LA is handpicking the best baked goods from local suppliers. Rotating selections of savory and sweet snacks are selected from their favorite local bake shops – Cake Monkey and La Brea Bakery.

Posted on December 03, 2014 by losfeliz

Updated list (12-5-14) of Holiday Celebration(12-6-14) Participating Businesses!

This Saturday, December 6th from 4-9pm, Stroll along Los Feliz Village from one Los Feliz Village Business to the next as they offer specials, discounts, in-store events, holiday cheer and more!

The 6:00pm Tree lighting at the Los Feliz Library will be a delightful experience as you stroll thru our Holiday Celebration on December 6th!

“A Village Affaire: A Holiday Celebration” Participating Businesses and offers for this Saturday, December 6th!
More businesses are adding on every day!

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties will feature a free Holiday Photo-op with Santa from 4-8pm!
Bring your kids and your cameras to their parking lot at 1714 Hillhurst Avenue.

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf: Purchase a Holiday drink and you will receive a holiday gift bag and a $5 gift card while they last.

Yuca’s will be serving up their delicious Champurrado at the Tree Lighting Ceremony.

Cochinita Pibil Tacos & Horchata will be given away at Yuca’s on Hollywood for “A Village Affaire.”

Dragonfly Du Lou: Hot chocolate and popcorn

Il Capriccio- Guests dining at Il Capriccio will receive a complimentary dessert upon mentioning “A Village Affaire.”

Rockwell- Guests dining at Rockwell will receive a complimentary dessert upon mentioning “A Village Affaire.”

Bar Covell will be serving free tater tots to those who mention “A Village Affaire.”

Gelato Bar will offer a free sample to those who mention “A Village Affaire.”

Undesigned will be having their annual Toys & Toiletries Drive–bring in a donation and get a $5 gift card. Also, they’’ll have cookies and drinks from 4-8pm.

Ozzie Dots will offer 25% off all purchases made from 4-9pm the evening of a Village Affaire: A Holiday Celebration when you mention the event!!!

Miss L Fire will be serving drinks & snacks from 5pm – 7pm and will be giving away a free tote bag with every purchase over $20 on the night.

High Fidelity will offer a free tote with a $100 purchase.

Meowdy will stay open until 8 for your shopping needs.

Spitfire Girl will offer free gift wrapping with any purchase.

 

Desert Rose will give you 10% off your meal from 4-9pm if you mention “A Village Affaire.”

The Alcove will be offering Blondie bites to anyone who mentions “A Village Affaire!”

Bling Circus will offer 20% off all merchandise!

If you are a Los Feliz Business and would like to participate, please contact us at info@losfeliz.biz and state what you wish to offer: Free nibbles to strollers/shoppers, a beverage, a coupon or discount for that night or a future date, and we will start promoting you!

Posted on December 02, 2014 by losfeliz

A Village Affaire: A Holiday Celebration Participants so far!

“A Village Affaire: A Holiday Celebration” Participating Businesses and offers on December 6th so far:

1. Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf: Purchase a Holiday drink and you will receive a holiday gift bag and a $5 gift card while they last.

2. Yuca’s will be serving up their delicious Champurrado at the Tree Lighting Ceremony.
Cochinita Pibil Tacos & Horchata will be given away at Yuca’s on Hollywood for “A Village Affaire.”

3. Dragonfly Du Lou: Hot chocolate and popcorn!

We have to check our emails to see how many more businesses contacted us over the long weekend who want to participate and we will post them soon!

If you are a Los Feliz Business and would like to participate, please contact us at info@losfeliz.biz and state what you wish to offer: Free nibbles to strollers/shoppers, a beverage, a coupon or discount for that night or a future date, and we will start promoting you!

On Saturday, December 6th from 4-9pm, residents will stroll and stop at participating businesses, and will hopefully pick up from you some cookies or other holiday nibbles, some cider or egg nog, and a coupon for a future visit, or perhaps a coupon for a discount at your business for that very same evening! Whatever you wish to offer!

There will be a tree lighting ceremony at the Los Feliz Library at 6pm at the corner of Hillhurst and Franklin to add to the festivities! Singers will be from Franklin Ave School, and the Friends Group will have a table with cookies for the ceremony!

Please contact us at info@losfeliz.biz and tell us you are interested in participating and
A Village Affaire: A Holiday Celebration
Saturday, December 6th
4-9pm

Posted on December 01, 2014 by losfeliz

Los Feliz Village Business Spotlight: Dragonfly DuLou!

Los Feliz Village Business Spotlight: Dragonfly DuLou!

2066 Hillhurst Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90027
phone: (323) 665-8448 fax: (323) 665-8441 email: info@dragonflydulou.com
Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm Sunday 10am-4pm

http://www.dragonflydulou.com/

Dragonfly DuLou was the brain child of former hair stylist Lana Chirco-Baltz and actor Kirk Baltz. As new parents, they were searching all over town for a place that supported a community of families. They were looking for a spot cool enough to hang out at run by people who understood parenting who also had an impeccable taste in fashion and an inspiring sense of humor. They dreamed of a place that nurtured children’s creativity and welcomed parents’ participation.
When they found nothing, the couple toyed with the idea of starting a lifestyle boutique and club that catered to the full spectrum of parenting needs. They were convinced there were other parents like them. They were right.
On Halloween 2004, Dragonfly DuLou opened its doors to serve Los Angeles families. Since then, Dragonfly DuLou has come to be known as a funky, one-of-a-kind treasure that so artfully reflects the tastes and cultures of a new generation of parents across Los Angeles.
As the saying goes, “It takes a village to raise a child.” When that village is our vibrant and diverse Los Angeles, the process of raising kids isn’t simply fun. It’s like a neverending party that educates adults to learn from kids. This is how the Dragonfly DuLou community raises children. As an integral part of the L.A. family scene, we continually grow with all the families we serve.
- See more at: http://www.dragonflydulou.com/about#sthash.CfYZ4bdB.dpuf

Posted on December 01, 2014 by losfeliz

Small Business Saturday: Co-Op 28 Handmade & Vintage!

As part of “Small Business Saturday”, Co=Op 28 Handmade and Vintage will be having an event this Saturday, November 29th!

 

Posted on November 26, 2014 by losfeliz

Press Release: Kerry Slattery turns over Skylight Books General Manager reins

Press release
Kerry Slattery turns over Skylight Books General Manager reins
to staffer Mary Williams – effective Jan 2015

SKYLIGHT BOOKS
1818 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027 www.skylightbooks.com 323 660-1175

CONTACT: Kerry Slattery
cell: 323 719-0465 / kerry@skylightbooks.com
or Mary Williams
mary@skylightbooks.com

Slattery continues as Managing Partner of Skylight Books LLC

November 25, 2014
It was announced to the Skylight Books staff Monday night by current long-time General Manager and Co-Owner Kerry Slattery that staffer Mary Williams will take over as General Manager in January 2015. Slattery will serve as an advisor for the transition, and then continue as Managing Partner of Skylight Books, LLC, owner of the store.
“I have thought long and hard about what Skylight needs today – and I believe Mary has the right combination of leadership, vision, practicality, knowledge of books and the book industry, the ability to create teams, and the willingness to do whatever it takes,” says Slattery.
“18 years ago when we opened, we had 6 employees and one storefront – and no one knew who we were. Now we have 20 employees, a popular Arts Annex, and we are included on best bookstore lists around the world. But there are new kinds of challenges, and we are constantly looking for ways to serve our customers better, become more efficient and improve our profitability. “ One of the first items of business will be to create a Strategic Plan to define where Skylight is now and where it should be in five years.
Williams has worked at Skylight for over six years and became Events Manager five and a half years ago, booking and managing more than 300 in-store and off-site events per year, including in-store events with Junot Diaz, David Mitchell, William Gibson, William Vollmann, Jeanette Winterson, Jeffrey Eugenides, Amy Goodman, Allie Brosh, T.C. Boyle, Eileen Myles, Patti Smith, as well as emerging writers from local schools and universities.
She currently serves as the Immediate Past President of the Southern California Independent Booksellers Association, and has been on that Board for four years.
Before coming to Skylight, Mary worked as a freelance copy editor for academic journals, as an assistant publicist at Newmarket Press in New York, and as a bookseller at the Strand Bookstore. She received a bachelor’s degree in English literature and creative writing at UCLA, where she also served as Arts & Entertainment editor at the Daily Bruin. Currently, in addition to working as Skylight’s events manager, she facilitates a private book club and continues to write fiction, working on a novel.
“As a lifelong book lover, I can think of no job I would enjoy more than managing an independent bookstore,” says Williams. “What Kerry has created in Skylight is a community gathering place, a hub of Los Angeles literary culture, and a venue where some of my favorite authors have come to speak. It’s been a pleasure joining her team and working with such a talented staff for these past six years, and it’s a real honor and privilege to take on this new role. I look forward to tackling the challenges ahead and carrying on the work that Kerry has done so exceptionally since the store’s founding eighteen years ago.”
Skylight’s strong staff of longtime booksellers includes manager Steve Salardino and head book buyer Charles Hauther (both 18-year veterans) and business and finance manager Christine DeAngelis, who will continue as key members of the Skylight team.
“The growth and vitality of Skylight Books is the achievement I’m proudest of in my life,” Slattery says. “We’ve continued to retain our unique personality and viability through challenging times, while “rolling with the punches” and embracing many changes in the bookselling world. But now I’m 70 and I’d like to focus on some writing projects I’ve been thinking about and to take longer camping trips with my life partner, Ben DiGregorio, in our home-made teardrop trailer (Deadwood, South Dakota is next on our list)!

Skylight Books Background
Skylight Books is a general bookstore serving the historic Los Angeles neighborhoods of Hollywood, Los Feliz, Silver Lake, Echo Park, and Downtown; located in the shadow of Griffith Park and its iconic Observatory, and surrounded by the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, R.M. Schindler, and Richard Neutra. Skylight’s eclectic clientele challenges the store to provide the cutting edge of culture including the best in literary fiction, graphic literature, books on music, art, film and theatre, Los Angeles regional culture and history, children’s books, political theory and more.
Skylight opened November 1, 1996 on the former site of another local bookstore landmark, Chatterton’s, and in 2008 expanded to include its Arts Annex. Located 3 1/2 blocks north of the Sunset/Vermont Metro station, just next to the Los Feliz 3 cinema.
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Posted on November 26, 2014 by losfeliz

Los Feliz Business Spotlight: Half- Off Clothing!

Half Off Clothing Los Feliz
1748 N Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, Ca, 90027
323-665-1526
Hours: Mon-Sat, 10:30am-8:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am-7:30pm

http://halfoffclothingstore.com/

Half Off Founder Victor Dillon has always loved fashion and the thrill of finding a great bargain.
When he was younger he couldn’t afford the high quality clothing at department and specialty stores. But that didn’t stop him, so he befriended some of the wholesale suppliers for his favorite shops, he started buying directly from them. His friends would always ask him where he got his cool clothes and were amazed at the low prices he paid for them. Soon they talked him into buying things for them and before he knew it, He was running a store out of his living room . . .
Realizing he loved what he was doing, he wanted to bring his connections and talent for finding great deals to the public so in 1991 he quit his construction job and opened a ‘hole in the wall’ shop on Fountain and Virgil. Soon, the Half Off Clothing Store was an instant hit in Los Feliz.
Victor personally selects every item in his store. Because he has developed relationships with the high-end men’s and women’s clothing wholesalers he gets merchandise at discounted prices and passes the savings on to you. However, he’s not interested in taking everything they have to offer, he looks only for the best combination of style, quality and price
…and yes, it really is half off!

Support Los Feliz Businesses!

Posted on November 26, 2014 by losfeliz