Hollywood Academy Of Music: Music Education For All

Fifteen years ago, Kirk Nebel was a working musician who was teaching guitar lessons in his apartment at the corner of Franklin and Gower in Hollywood. Great location, super-convenient, but, “It was starting to get old. I wanted to get out of my apartment,” he remembers. “I always loved Melrose…the artist community,” he continues. “I […]

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Healthy and Fresh: Naturewell2

Naturewell2 organic juice bar on Melrose Ave. is one of four juice and poke shops owned by Tony Zablah, who started in Silver Lake ten years ago and has been on Melrose Ave. four successful years. “Being on Melrose is a good thing for the shop, especially last year and this year, it’s getting busier […]

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Mega Fun at MegaCity One

MegaCity One is the perfect spot for comic book and graphic novel fans to buy both popular and obscure favorites, and offers events for game enthusiasts, too. Located on Melrose for a near-historic thirty years, store owner John Goddard curates a wide selection of comic books, board games, collectibles, and even in-store Magic tournaments. According […]

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Frankie’s on Melrose: New York Meets LA

“I came from New York, and I wanted to feel like I was in New York,” says Frank Competelli, owner of Frankie’s on Melrose. “So I opened a restaurant on Melrose Avenue 30 years ago, and I pretended Melrose was Broadway,” he laughs. Today, he feels like a Californian, but the warm vibe of his […]

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