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There are a few things going on in Echo Park we wanted to remind our readers about, here goes:

Non-Profit Lease Subsidy:

Today the City Council was supposed to vote on whether or not to remove the $1 per year lease program for non-profit organizations in Los Angeles. It looks like the issue has AGAIN been postponed, this time for June 1, giving you time to contact your council representative and tell them more study needs to be done before eliminating this program. Read more from us at Echo Park Now, as well as The Eastsider LA.

Elysian Park Fundraiser Banquet:

If you haven’t bought your tickets yet, get them soon! The event is June 6, just a week from this coming Sunday. Click here for more info about the event and how to get tickets. Everyone keeps telling me this really is THE Echo Park event of the year!

Neighborhood Council:

It was just yesterday I was talking with a fellow Echo Park resident about how GEPENC (Greater Echo Park Elysian Neighborhood Council) has been inactive since February. Well, with no announcement to the community, they met all of a sudden last night, and the newly elected board members sworn in. The Eastsider LA has the full story.

Upcoming Community meetings:

The Chamber of Commerce meeting was canceled last week, but there is an Elysian Park Support Group meeting on Wednesday, June 2, and an Echo Park Improvement Association meeting on Thursday, June 3. Check our Calendar for more info.

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