Summer Of ’87 – The Melrose Avenue Playlist

Like most summers in southern California, the summer of ’87 was hot and exciting, especially on Melrose Avenue. The street was a few years into its creative renaissance with music, art, and fashion colliding in ways that drew international attention. Driving down the street, day or night, in the summer of ’87 you’d have heard […]

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Cooper9: Sleek Streetwear For Men

There’s a back to school sale going on this fall at Cooper 9, but the premium urban clothier doesn’t need to rely on great deals to draw in shoppers seeking a hip look in streetwear. From satin baseball caps in a muted rainbow of shades to long T-shirts and sweaters, the look here is sophisticated […]

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ALTA Nordic Kitchen: Scandinavian Cuisine Comes To Melrose Ave.

Chef and owner Christer Larsson has just opened ALTA Nordic Kitchen, a bastion of Scandinavian cuisine on Melrose Ave. The innovative chef is also the owner of the renowned Aquavit and Alta in New York, and his modern, fresh translation of Scandinavian home cooking is a breath of fresh air in the Los Angeles restaurant […]

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Clickety Clack – Your Train Is Waiting At Melrose Station

All aboard for a great evening of cocktails and conversation. From 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. every night, if you look behind a bookcase – but not just any bookcase – you can find yourself, Harry Potter-like, inside a rather magical train station. That would be the entrance to Melrose Station, a nicely secret speakeasy […]

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Toasted And Roasted: Third Wave Coffee, Brewed With Love

One of the common threads in the backstories of the businesses on Melrose is the sacrifice and commitment that fuels the owners. The Toasted & Roasted story is no different; owners Mike Khorosh and Ali Dickison paid their dues to the hospitality industry for the opportunity to serve some of the most excellent coffee and […]

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