Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Next up in Echo Park

While Echo Park does have it's share of Coffee Houses
There's a new kid coming to the block.
Blue Bottle Coffee.
It will be opening in the historic Jensen's Recreation
Center on Sunset in downtown Echo Park.
There is already one in the downtown
Arts District and one on Abbot Kinney in Venice.
This is an Oakland based chain.
As per Blue Bottle's site:
"We roast coffee on vintage gear, put it in compostable bags, and still get it to our customers
 within 48 hours. We roast great coffee on two coasts,
 make great drinks, clean up after ourselves, bake cookies, type up invoices,
 get change at the bank, and say please and thank you.
 We offer the elderly and pregnant our seats on the bus and brush and floss daily.
 We look forward to seeing you soon."

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Sunset Pacific Motel/Bates Motel

The Sunset Pacific Motel, also nicknamed The Bates Motel
is getting a coat of white paint, including the trees.
Vincent Lamouroux, a French Artist is giving the long closed and
run down place a dusting of white prior to it being torn down
to make way for an apartment complex.

This is what it looked like prior to the paint, closed for years.

It sits at 4301 W. Sunset Boulevard in Silverlake
Los Angeles, CA