September 4, 2007

The Summer of Upscale Invasion

HAS ANYONE ELSE noticed a new flavor to businesses opening in Atwater Village this summer? Call it Gentrification 2.0, but it seems big chains (like, um, Starbucks) have green-lighted more upscale mom-and-pops:
  • Amelia Fitzwater - Moved its high-end gift shop from Santa Monica to Atwater Village, next to Via Romi Salon (3129 1/2 Glendale Blvd.)
  • The Little Knittery - Moved from Los Feliz to Atwater Village, where Creative Grounds Cafe used to be (3042 Glendale Blvd.)
  • Woof Dog Boutique - Moved from Burbank to Atwater Village (3172 Glendale Blvd.)
  • The Griffin - Expanded from Fremont Street in Las Vegas to open a second location, this one in Atwater Village at the old La Strada restaurant site (3000 Los Feliz Blvd.)
And what's that clothing shop moving into the old Mini Melt comics and toys location on the LFB?

10 comments:

stats said...

you forgot Mila childrens boutique

badMike said...

If the Griffin from Fremont St. can move to AV, can they also move that casino that sells deep fried Twinkies, too? I'd go there every day.

Miles said...

And yet, we still have chickens.

Jim said...

Hell yeah, gotta love the chickens. But that is more on the Fletcher side of the Village

AVN said...

Chickens - the one thing Atwater Village's farmers markets is missing.

Miles said...

Well, I am inbetween Fletcher and Glendale and the sign didn't indicate where the chicken's new residence is. So, who really knows. I cry fowl.

Mica said...

Little Knittery is really considered 'upscale'? They were sharing a space with Stein+Sons in Los Feliz and has a $2 basket for yarn. Upscale, maybe not, but awesome? Yes.

Mike said...

As long as the casket shop doesn't go away.

Jim said...

I don't like the casket shop because it used to be the cool comic store/arcade before. I spent so much time and money there 10-15 years ago.

CitizenRobots said...

Crud. I didn't notice Mini Melt had closed!