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National Night Out 2023

The 2023 National Night Out block party proved to be an exceptional event, putting the spotlight on the power of community building. Hosted by Melrose Action and organized by founder, Peter Nichols, the night brought together politicians, organizations, businesses, residents, and guests for a memorable celebration of togetherness, cooperation, and collaboration.

2022 Gift Guide, Part 4

This fourth and final holiday gift guide showcases the diversity of businesses found in the Melrose Arts District. Yep, we’re known for vintage and sneaks, but there’s so much more. There’s no doubt you’ll find something perfect for your gift recipient somewhere on Melrose. There are surprises and treats through every door.

2022 Gift Guide, Part 3

In this third installment of the Melrose Arts District holiday gift guide, we’re focusing on what makes this street unique among shopping districts: the sheer number of vintage stores. Vintage vinyl, vintage tees, vintage shoes, vintage games, vintage comics – if your giftee is into collecting, reusing, repurposing, you’ve got 13 blocks of shopping to do.

2022 Gift Guide, Part 2

This is the second installment of our yearly holiday gift guide to the Melrose Arts District. If you’re looking for a piece of art, something that smells lovely or adds a little wow to the house, here are some places to check out on Melrose to find an unforgettable gift.

2022 Gift Guide, Part 1

Visit the Melrose Arts District For the Best in Local Holiday Shopping. The Melrose Arts District continues to be one of the best art and shopping areas in Southern California. This year, all the doors are open for you to not only revisit our long-time businesses, but get acquainted with the cool new additions to Melrose Avenue.

La Crème Café – Euro Eats. Organic Treats, and Macaroons by the Dozen

Bulgaria is a European country, bordered by Romania, Serbia, Macedonia, Greece, Turkey, and the Black Sea. With beautiful beaches and mountains, it is a big tourist destination and hence, attracts the best service industry professionals.

A Quick Look at Lawsen-Fenning

Lawson-Fenning is no ordinary furniture store or decor accessory shop. It’s owned by a renowned design team and displays a mix of beautiful new and mid-century style furnishings and accessories. Grant Fenning and Glenn Lawson have worked together designing furniture and selling vintage items since 1997, but their store on Melrose is a relatively new flagship for the duo, one that opened just last fall.

Born of Faith and Destiny, House of Intuition Helps You Connect To Yours

For Marlene Vargas and Alex Naranjo, meeting each other was the best thing about 2007…the rest of the year was really awful. They took huge losses in the market crash – day jobs, houses, cars, money, and hope were all gone. Bankruptcy loomed.

Melrose Loves Love Baked Wings

Chef Mike Shand is the brains behind the healthy, affordable, unique cooking style of Love Baked Wings, a staple on Melrose Ave since 2015.