Exploring the Melrose Arts District: New Fashion
These days, it’s all about the comfort while you make your fashion statement, and there’s no place better to find comfortable, unique looks than the Melrose Arts District. Post-pandemic, we have new boutiques opening weekly featuring every kind of street wear from new and pre-owned, to fashion forward and vintage. Whatever your style, we’ve got a fit, so come visit soon. Here are some of the latest additions: Due-Date Studios Love the lived-in, soft cozy appeal of vintage tees, sweats and jeans? This recent addition to the Melrose Arts District’s extensive selection of vintage clothing stores should satisfy all your thrifting dreams. A longtime mainstay of the Melrose Trading Post, Due Date has branched out to brick and mortar, carrying everything from artist tees—like DMX, Michael and Janet Jackson—to old-school Lakers and Chicago Bulls shirts, cartoon and college sweats and even Louis Vuitton carryalls. 7362 Melrose Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90046 duedatestudios.com @duedatestudios From Away If you’re a big KAWS fan (a.k.a. artist and designer Brian Donnelly), From Away will be your kind of heaven. Kaws’ work features distinctive graphics such as the use of Xs on hands and nose and ears, as well as pop culture icons. He and […]
Stores & Restaurants to Re-Open in the Melrose Arts District In February
When the statewide shutdown took effect on December 5, 2020, many stores and restaurants in the Melrose Arts District had to temporarily close down for the second time. Now that Gov. Gavin Newsom has lifted stay-at-home orders across the state in response to improving coronavirus conditions, many will be re-opening their doors and patios as soon as this weekend. Following is a list of many of our businesses that will be reopening or are currently open. It is by no means comprehensive, so if you’re planning on visiting your favorite shops and restaurants on Melrose, be sure to check their websites and social for status and hours. The Antidote (7378 Melrose) – Open Antonio’s Restaurant (7470 Melrose) – Will be open to outside dining from 12pm to 11pm starting Friday, January 29 Ace of Fades (7518 Melrose) – Reopening week of Feb. 1 Bend Goods (7007 Melrose) – Just reopened week of January 25 Blu Jam (7371) – Will have outdoor dining as of the weekend of January 30 Floyd’s Barbershop (7300) – Reopening with hours from 10am-7pm. Call at 323.965.7600 or book online at Floydsbarbershop.com Goorin Bros – Reopening the weekend of January 30. Check new hours on store […]
Shop Local In The Melrose Arts District For The Holidays
Did you know, for every dollar spent at a small business, approximately 67¢ stays in the local community? Even if you shop at a franchise, they are typically locally-owned, so shopping in your neighborhood assists your community. This holiday season, please consider supporting the unique, eclectic stores and businesses that make up the Melrose Arts District. A good percentage of our businesses are operating, offering either limited in-store shopping (retail), take-out & delivery (restaurants), by appointment visits (services), online sales, etc. Other ways you can support your favorite local businesses include the following: Buy a gift card: You can give local restaurants more money now by purchasing gift cards you can use later when the restaurants re-open for indoor or outdoor dining. Holiday shop: Rather than purchase from Amazon, buy your gifts from Melrose stores and give them a boost. Tip well: Many servers, baristas, and delivery people have been out of work at some point this year. If you can afford it, leave a big tip and make someone’s day. Schedule and pay for future services: While most salons are closed, some will allow you to pay for services in advance. You could pay for haircuts for the next […]
#Shoplocal The Annual Melrose Arts District Holiday Gift Guide Pt. 2: Stocking Stuffers
Thank you for supporting the businesses in the Melrose Arts District. This district has been a unique and vibrant community for more than fifty years, anchored by indie creators and artists who thrived on open doors, seven days a week. These businesses are offering many ways to shop for the holidays – in store (but safely), curbside pickup, gift certificates, and shipping to you or the recipient. We’d love to see you but are committed to getting you what you need in the way that works for you. So here are some ideas for stocking stuffers for family, friends, co-workers, and even the furry ones in your life. GOLDEN APPLE COMICS In Normal Times, Golden Apple Comics is host to incredible in-store events and signings with writers, artists, actors, and more. And there’s a significant selection of autographed items from those events available both at the shop and online. GOLDEN APPLE COMICS 7018 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90038 323.658.6047 HEADLINE RECORDS For the loud music fan on your list, Headline Records has a vast selection of things perfectly sized for their black stocking: stickers, patches, pins, lighters, and more. In addition to sale items, with the club card you can […]
#Shoplocal The Annual Melrose Arts District Holiday Gift Guide
Clothes, Shoes, Accessories You can never go wrong with a holiday gift from the Melrose Arts District. There’s pretty much something for everyone, and when you shop on Melrose you’re supporting a lot of independent creators and business owners. Known worldwide for its fashion scene, the Melrose Arts District is the place to go in L.A. for designer clothes, hard-to-find shoes, and unique accessories. This is just a teaser – come see us for blocks and blocks of great gift options. DITA Let’s be honest, your man is going to look real good in these Mach-Eights. Yeah, they’re sporty and sturdy (titanium, acetate, enamel). Also a little retro (‘80s inspired) and a lot futuristic. And fully a gift he won’t expect and will never forget. DITA MELROSE 7625 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046 323.658.7078 GOORIN BROTHERS Here’s a hat for a particular kind of lady. Part of the Sherbinskis x Goorin collab, this obviously orange Dean the Butcher felt fedora is a year-round wear and built for attraction. Comes with a super-cool oversized hatbox you won’t even want to wrap. GOORIN BROS. 7627 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046 323.951.0393 IAMKOKO You need to get on this collab with Nessa Barrett […]
Make The Best Of Thanksgiving 2020 With Delicious Food And Drinks From The Melrose Arts District
Yep, it’s going to be a different kind of Thanksgiving this year. No matter how you decide to safely enjoy the holiday – with your family, your pod, or on Zoom – the businesses in the Melrose Arts District are working hard to provide all you need to fill your belly and feed your soul. Thank you for the continued support of all the businesses on Melrose Avenue – our community appreciates you, and looks forward to supporting you through the holiday season. Now, on to the good stuff…. Coffee for Sasquatch Every day should start with a good breakfast, even a holiday. And if you’re responsible for meal prep, you’re also going to need an early morning energy boost. So head over to Coffee for Sasquatch and pick up an iced oat pumpkin spice latte and a slice of pumpkin loaf bread. COFFEE FOR SASQUATCH 7020 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 323.424.7980 Standings Butchery If you’re a meat eater, your Thanksgiving meal deserves the best meat: ethically sourced, sustainably raised and thoughtfully curated by this independently operated butchery. In addition to meat and poultry, the folks at Standing’s are a one-stop shop with bread, dairy, seasonings, and a well-stocked pantry. […]
Missing Melrose? Where To Get Your Fix Of The Melrose Arts District During #StayAtHome
We miss you, too. Thank you for supporting the businesses that are providing excellent essential services (an updated list is at the www.melroseartsdistrict.com home page). There are plenty of places to get good food, supplies, and services. Please continue to protect yourself when you visit us so you’ll be healthy when we are fully back to business. Until we can meet again, like we used to do, here are some places you can enjoy Melrose in books, on TV, and in videos. THE MAGIC OF MELROSE AVENUE Los Angeles is a city of characters and creators, and few are as fascinating and entertaining as Rob Zabrecky. The musician-magician-actor-author had a most eventful teen time, experiencing all the things (in OMG fashion) L.A. had to offer in the ‘80s. Melrose Avenue plays a particularly colorful role in Rob’s memoir, Strange Cures. He used to take a bus from the Valley to hang out in the epicenter of counter culture that he heard Rodney Bingenheimer talk about on the radio. Strange Cures is a visceral, vibrant trip down the rabbit hole of Rob’s memory. amazon.com/Strange-Cures-Rob-Zabrecky MANIC MELROSE Melrose in the mid-‘80s was epic. It’s when aggressive genres of music collided, fashion came […]
How The Melrose Arts District Is Supporting Its Community During #Stayathome
You’ve read it on this blog, heard stories about it, experienced it in real life: the Melrose Arts District, is at its core, a community. It was built up by a bunch of bold, creative spirits, and remains one of the most vibrant streets in the world. During this time of global crisis, you can count on this community to support itself and that includes you. Here are the businesses on Melrose that are offering social support and charitable donations, discounts, video tutorials, and free stuff to keep you connected at home. We’re in this together, and we’re gonna come out of it together. THE ANTIDOTE The Antidote has deeply discounted Self Quarantine CBD kits that are available with curbside pickup. Additionally, they’ll fill your 1-3 gallon water jugs at their Kangen water dispenser. 7378 Melrose Avenue @theantidotela DON A MATRIX TRAINING Keep it tight with Don-A-Matrix On Demand. 30 days free and discount on resistance bands. donamatrix.com discount code DONAMATRIX HOPE LUTHERAN CHURCH Celebrating faith and connection safely is the Church’s mission so as possible, services will be available online. Visit the Church’s Facebook page to learn how and when. facebook.com/Hope-Lutheran-Church-Hollywoood LOBOS BOXING CLUB They aren’t going to let […]
Gifts, Food, And A Spell: 7 Ways To Stay Lucky On Friday The 13th In The Melrose Arts District
According to the Stress Management Center and Phobia Institute, an estimated 17 to 21 million people in the U.S. are affected by Friday the 13th, making it the most feared day and date in history. There’s no clear explanation for why Friday the 13th is such a fearsome day, though. It’s a fairly recent cultural mythology. In some areas of the world, Tuesdays suck and 13 is a lucky number. But if you’re one of the millions of people freaking out about next Friday, the Melrose Arts District would like to offer you some ways to actually look forward to the day, and even have some fun! THE LIGHT OF LUCK Want to bask in the light of luck all year long? Get yourself to First LED Lighting to grab this gorgeous neon green 4-leaf clover. At 13.1in W/13.8in H, you can put this baby anywhere in the house or apartment that could use a little good color vibe. And as luck has it, LED lights are energy efficient as well as long-lasting. FIRST LED LIGHTING 7509 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046 firstledlighting.com OWN A BLACK CAT For the life of us, we have no idea why black cats get […]
Melrose Crime Prevention Meeting July 13 at 4 PM
Good Afternoon Melrose BID Stakeholders: Please join us on Tuesday, July 13 at 4pm for our monthly Crime Prevention Meeting. We will be joined by our LAPD Senior Lead Officer, Ian O’Brian, and will discuss the latest crime topics affecting Melrose, including the BID’s push to have Melrose declared a “No Go Zone” for sidewalk vending of all types. Zoom link is below…please make sure to register in advance. You are invited to a Zoom webinar. When: Jul 13, 2021 04:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Topic: Melrose Crime Prevention Meeting Register in advance for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZcrmewieQjiLP_4-ZUsWAg After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. See you then.
Melrose BID Board July 9, 2021
Melrose BID Board meetings are open to the public. They take place every second Friday of the month at 10am at Hope Lutheran Church, 6720 Melrose Ave (at Mansfield). If you live in the area and are interested in being a part of the Marketing Committee, please let us know by filling out the form on the Contact Us page. ZOOM MEETING DETAILS: When: July 9, 2021 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Topic: Melrose BID Board Meeting Register in advance for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_NMzHrFHdRUGFo56ugWEq7g After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. SEE MEETING AGENDAS
Melrose Crime Prevention Meeting June 1 at 4 PM
Hi Melrose Merchants & Neighbors: Please join us for our monthly Melrose Arts District Crime Prevention Meeting on Tuesday, May 4th, 2021 at 4pm with LAPD Captain Shannon Paulson and SLO Ian O’Brian. The Zoom link is below. Please note, you will need to register in advance. You are invited to a Zoom webinar. When: Tuesday June 1, 2021 at 04:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Topic: Melrose Crime Prevention Meeting Register in advance for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_RXdpbaXSQMe_nKBKYnbASw After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Look forward to seeing you there.
Melrose BID Board May 14, 2021
Melrose BID Board meetings are open to the public. They take place every second Friday of the month at 10am at Hope Lutheran Church, 6720 Melrose Ave (at Mansfield). If you live in the area and are interested in being a part of the Marketing Committee, please let us know by filling out the form on the Contact Us page. ZOOM MEETING DETAILS: When: May 14, 2021 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Topic: Melrose BID Board Meeting Register in advance for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9vDnZalNQeyE2iWs3ajAGQ After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. SEE MEETING AGENDAS
Melrose Crime Prevention Meeting May 4 at 4 PM
Hi Melrose Merchants & Neighbors: Please join us for our monthly Melrose Arts District Crime Prevention Meeting on Tuesday, May 4th, 2021 at 4pm with LAPD Captain Shannon Paulson and SLO Ian O’Brian. The Zoom link is below. Please note, you will need to register in advance. You are invited to a Zoom webinar. When: May 4, 2021 04:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Topic: Melrose Crime Prevention Meeting Register in advance for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_jJDcJjitQb-euoI3prrlGg After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Look forward to seeing you there.
MELROSE ACTION NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH
To sign up and become a member of Melrose Action and their Neighborhood Watch, click the link below. You’ll receive their weekly newsletter, notices and invitations to their neighbors only meetings and email alerts about serious crimes in the area. It’s free and supported by local residents and businesses.