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Stories Books & Cafe here in Echo Park got a great shout-out in the LA Times online today. The article features the cute bookstore as the “Bookstore of the Week.”

We love Stories for the $5 Mac ‘n Cheese Mondays, the free wi-fi, and its close proximity to a coin laundro-mat as well as 826LA.

Why do you go (or not…) to Stories?

Click here for the full story at LATimes.com

New restaurants and businesses:

  • Darling’s Flower Shop and Matsu, a Japanese restaurant, are now sharing the building on Temple. Read more at The Eastsider LA
  • Marta Teegen of Homegrown is opening up a green grocery store called “Cookbook” on Echo Park Avenue along gallery row (Chicken Corner area). Read more from the Chicken Corner
  • True Blue Tattoo popped up at 1359 1/2 Sunset Blvd. a month or two ago.

Other new news

Ongoing/Weekly Restaurant Specials

Closed 🙁

  • The Clinic of Echo Park has closed its doors following a dispute with the landlord. The owner plans to open online stores at matsonialane.com and on etsy at matsonialane.etsy.com. Read more

New restaurants and businesses:

Other new news

  • Buy: A Guide to the Public Stairways of Echo Park by Bob Inman aka “Stairway God” (buy here)
  • The old Ramona Theater is to become El Camino, a restaurant and bar serving beer and wood-fired pizzas. The opening has been pushed back from Thanksgiving 2010 to some time in 2011 (probably)
  • Warwick vintage store has moved to 1205 Sunset Blvd

Ongoing/Weekly Restaurant Specials

Here’s the low-down for the second Echo Park Art Walk on Saturday, April 3 from noon to 6:00 pm:

Feeding Birds

  • Guitarist Miles Moore (1-3:00 pm), indie-folk rock ensemble Sons Of August (4:00 pm), guitar and harmonica player Smokey Miles (5:00 pm).  Sidewalk print sale (1-5:00 pm) with Feeding Birds and Dan Schmidt from Evil Monito. Workshop:  Bring a light colored t-shirt for $1.00 printing/stenciling a Feedings Birds design.
  • 1825 Echo Park Ave


Blue Collar Supplies

  • Pitbull Rescue Event: Every dog adopted will receive free food, free training sessions and a free dog walker coupon.
  • 1533 Echo Park Ave

Fix Coffee

  • Featuring 20+ artists from around the globe presented by Phone Booth Gallery.  In conjunction with the PDA art walk, this new opening will carry into the night with the ComfortTruck food truck (7-10:00 pm)
  • 2100 Echo Park Ave

Echo Park Cycles

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