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American Apparel-ROW DTLA/Smorgasburg

Downtown Giant Development Project, ROW DTLA You may be familiar with the sudden appearance of buildings in downtown Alameda St and 7th, east of the Fashion District. This is the head office factory of American Apparel, but not only its size, but also the power of the hieroglyphic graffiti recently drawn by graffiti artist RETNA is overwhelming. It was the largest clothing factory in the United States that consistently manufactures domestically, but it is currently closed due to business deterioration. However, it is planned to revive this area as a shopping & restaurant mall, ROW DTLA. Most of it is ...

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Millennium Biltmore Hotel

A historic hotel where the early Academy Awards were held The Millennium Biltmore Hotel, famous for hosting the Early Academy Awards, is located on Olive St. and 5th, close to the Grand Central Market and more, so it's a good idea to stop by alongside other spots. It is also a round mark of LA, made based on heavy marble with frescoes and murals, used in movie shooting locations. There is also a tea lounge at the entrance of this huge atrium, which is very quiet, so it might be a good idea to take a break there. If you ...

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The Last Bookstore

It's like a book theme park, a huge independent bookstore Founded by Josh Spencer in 2005, it seems that books were mainly sold online at the time, but then a bookstore opened in 2011 and moved to what is now Fifth Avenue and the Spring Arts Tower. It is within walking distance from the Grand Central Market, so please take a look. With the unique name of the bookstore, over 250,000 old and new books, and tens of thousands of records, the bookstore is now one of the largest independent bookstores in a double-decker 22,000-square-foot space. The counter is also ...

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Monkish Brewing Co.

A popular spot where you can drink local beer, people line up on weekends This is a hideaway brewery in the heart of Torrance, not a tourist destination, but behind the corner of Western Avenue and Torrance Boulevard, with only a simple tasting room, it's really crowded every day.(2019) IPA (India Pale Ale) is the center of craft beer in American breweries nowadays, and many breweries are open in LA, including Monkish Brewing Co. Let's order a beer at the counter over the long line and then go inside... There are a lot of people in between the machines! There ...

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Wayfarers Chapel

Glass-walled church, famous wedding spot by the sea,  Drive along the coast of Dr. Palos Verdes in South Bay and you'll find a very popular spot known as the "Glass Church", which sits quietly on a cliff. It's a spot with a spectacular view of the cliffs facing the Pacific Ocean, so it's also very popular for weddings! It is a monument to Emanuel Swedenborg(18th century scientist and theosopher), part of the Swedish Church in North America. Designed by Lloyd Wright (Son of Frank Lloyd Wright) in the late 1940s, the building features a geometric design similar to many of ...

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The Original Giuliano's Delicatessen in Gardena

Locally popular Italian deli, bakery in Gardena It's a long-established Italian food store from 1952, quietly located on like a small shopping street along Gardena Blvd, which you can enter from Normandie Ave. It's a very small, but popular shop that locals often go to. Unfortunately, it is not a place near from sightseeing spots, but if you have a chance to go nearby, please do because you can enjoy the mysterious atmosphere that would appear in movies. Italian sweets are lined up in a row. Although it is California here, you can buy Italian souvenirs. There are so many ...

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Porto's Bakery and Cafe-Buena Park

Cuban Cafe, one of the largest bakeries in LA Porto's Bakery is a famous Cuban café on Beach Blvd, near from Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park. Founded by a Cuban immigrant family, the store has expanded and succeeded by striving to reduce prices and attracting customers. When you go out to the park, why not take a look. The fourth store, which opened in March 2018, is probably Porto's Bakery and Cafe's largest store. This is the size that you will never imagine as one store! There are three order counters, including a cafe, and it is said that ...

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The Getty Villa

Another Getty in Malibu One of the two Paul Getty Museums, the first built museum is on the PCH (Pacific Coast Highway), in the eastern side of the Malibu coast. Since it is a web reservation system, it is recommended to make a reservation early in advance. Inspired by the luxurious Roman mansion, Villa dei Papiri in Herculāneum, Italy and ancient Roman houses such as in Pompeii and Stabiae, the design of the Museum makes you forget you are in LA. It's a hideaway like spot! When you enter the entrance, a narrow road continues, and you may be worried ...

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Whole Foods Market-Torrance

A famous supermarket specializing in organic products It is a famous supermarket specializing in the sale of organic foods, which has become a hot topic due to the launch of a home delivery service in partnership with Amazon! Many stores, like the one in Rolling Hills Plaza along the PCH (Pacific Coast Highway) here in South Bay, boast very large grounds. There is the fulfillment of the deli that stands out especially in the center of the store.(The deli is served by the store clerk as of 2021, Feb)   The deli, where you can choose what you like by ...

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Eatalian Cafe-Gardena

A huge Italian restaurant that looks like a warehouse in Gardena Eatalian Cafe is a huge Italian restaurant around the corner of Redondo Beach Blvd and South Broadway in Gardena. The parking lot in the back and the entrance looks like really industrial, so it blends perfectly into the middle of Gardena's industrial area. You may be worried if the location is really right here, but don't be hesitate to go inside! First of all, when you go inside, you will be surprised at its size and interior like a warehouse. The owner Antonio Pellini, who also has several stores in ...

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Huckleberry Cafe

LA style cafe popular with locals Not far from Santa Monica Beach, the Cafe is located along Wilshire Blvd, but has been crowded with locals since it opened in 2009. Why don't you come and enjoy the casual and simple menu and the atmosphere of LA style. All produce is sourced from local farmers, using organic flour and quality ingredients, with a simple and delicious menu of homemade breads, pastries, soups, salads and sandwiches. The deli is also perfect for the side, such as organic salads using quinoa and kale. You can choose by size and take it to go ...

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Stumptown Coffee Roasters

A spot where you can enjoy a healing space and the best coffee Everybody admit it is delicious coffee. Located on the outskirts of the Downtown Arts District, the store is amazed by its generously beautiful construction and ceiling height. Stumptown is a coffee roast retailer based in Portland, Oregon, and has won numerous awards, including the 2006 Roaster of the Year. Owned by Peet's Coffee in 2015, there is only this store in LA, but there are several other stores in major cities such as NY. Opened in 2013, the 7,000-square-foot store has a huge back area for wholesale, ...

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Bread Lounge

Authentic bakery in Arts District Just a short distance from Stumptown Coffee Roasters, along the same Santa Fe Ave, there is a bakery and cafe where you might overlook the storefront. A variety of freshly baked breads, pastries and fresh sandwiches made from natural ingredients make it a valuable haven in the industrial region. If you ever go to Stumptown, why not visit here as well? The inside of the store is surprisingly large and has a large number of seats, so it's perfect for a light breakfast! There is a large window on the left side of the store ...

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The NoMad Hotel Los Angeles

2021/02/25   -Down Town
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NoMad Hotel finally landed in LA! Located on the corner of 7th St. and Olive St., Giannini Place is a historic building built by Bank of America pioneer Amadeo Giannini in the 1920s as the Los Angeles headquarters of the Bank of Italy. After that, it was acquired by Sydney Group, which is known for its unique hotel management, and was renovated into NoMad Hotel Los Angeles from 2015 to 2017, following the NoMad Hotel in the NoMad area [North of Madison Square Park] in NY, which is the brand of the group. Designed by Los Angeles architects Morgan, Walls ...

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Diddy Riese

2021/02/25   -Cafe and others, Shopping
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American cookie with great deal! Diddy Riese is A well-known cookie shop in Westwood Village that has been in business for over 30 years and you can say all UCLA students know. The secret of the long line all the time is its deliciousness with affordable price. There are 10 kinds of cookies for 50 cents each, furthermore, if you buy it for a dozen, it will get a discount of $ 4.50, so many people buy a lot. The owner, Mark Perry, has never franchised the store, so the store is only here with always offering freshly baked cookies. ...

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Amandine Patisserie Cafe-Brentwood

2021/02/24   -Cafe and others
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A healing cafe where you can enjoy Japanese cakes and pastries Currently, the cafe has 4 stores in LA, and in addition to regular sandwiches and other light meals, the lineup of pastries and cakes is very abundant. The first store here in Brentwood has an eye-catching European-style storefront, but the owner is actually Japanese, and the products with delicate taste are valuable in LA. There is a cake showcase right at the front entrance, and the large number of cakes cut into large pieces are not too sweet and have a fresh taste with plenty of fruits. There is no doubt ...

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The Pie Hole

American traditional taste! Popular handmade pie shop Opened here in the Downtown Arts District in 2011 as a family-owned pie shop, the Pie Hole has partnered with Newport Beach franchise company Francsmart to rapidly expand into LA, OC, North Carolina, and Tokyo. It's an American classic menu pie, but the atmosphere of the cafe creates a new style for some reason. Besides pies, there are also cornbread pies, salads and quiches that are perfect for breakfast. American creamy pies are also lined up! Of course, you can order pies from 1 slice! The interior is modern, but the sturdy wooden ...

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DONUTS SHOP

2021/02/24   -LA Style
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LA Locally popular donut shops! There are many local donut shops in LA. In terms of frequency, for example, there's always a donut available in the kitchen that someone brings to your company. Why don't you stop by a donut shop that is always in the corner of a small street. There are so many kinds and various shaped donuts. Many American donuts are similar to fluffy bread, and despite their size, you can easily eat two of them! Red Velvet Cake is often found in cupcakes. Originally it seemed to be reddish with beets, but now most of it ...

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Chateau Marmont Hotel

A famous hotel in West Hollywood that you want to visit at least once It's a legendary well-known hotel along Sunset Blvd, known for its many star anecdotes, and has been the shooting location for many media outlets. It started in 1929 as the newest luxury apartment in Los Angeles at the time, but was sold and converted into a hotel in 1931 due to the high rent and recession that prevented it from retaining long-term contract tenants. That's why 63 rooms, cottages and most of the bungalows are equipped with a kitchen and living room. You will see the ...

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Hollyhock House

Frank Lloyd Wright architecture open to the public in LA! The Aline Barnsdall Hollyhock House was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright as the residence of Aline Burnsdal, the daughter of the Oil king, built between 1919 and 1921, and is now located in the heart of East Hollywood's Burnsdal Art Park. There is a parking lot near the gate entrance on Hollywood Blvd, but it is recommended that you go up the slope near the entrance to get to the parking lot in the center of the park! There are several buildings by the famous American architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, ...

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Soap Plant + WACKO/ La Luz de Jesus Gallery

Great goods for souvenirs! An exciting pop toy store At the intersection of Hollywood Blvd and Sunset Blvd, there is a flashy building that stands out, but there is no doubt to say that it's actually LA's most famous toy store. Soap Plant opened in 1971 as a family-owned handmade soap shop in Los Feliz, then moved to the place on Melrose Ave and the founder's son, Billy Shire, founded La Luz de Jesus Gallery on the second floor of the shop. After opening WACKO as a pop culture toy store in Los Feliz, where it was founded, Soap Plant ...

Starbucks Reserve

Third Wave Coffee shop, Rapidly Expanding Luxury Starbucks Have you ever seen a Starbucks store in LA that looks a little different from the usual green signboard and has a fashionable wooden appearance? This store, which is marked by the "R" sign, is actually like a premium Starbucks. Starbucks is now investing in to expand its premium brand, Reserve, with 1,000 new coffee bars across the U.S. since 2017 to compete with luxury coffee brands like Blue Bottle and Intelligentsia. Starting with the headquarter in Seattle, there are a total of 3 stores in LA, including this Los Feliz store, ...

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ALDI

With simple displays of cardboard boxes, a economical German supermarket opens in South Bay It's hard to see the stores because there are more in the suburbs than in the center of Los Angeles, but it's finally open in Gardena, the South Bay area! A major German supermarket offers a variety of daily products as well as groceries at discounted prices. The Gardena store isn't that big, but there are plenty of sweets and seasonings that are perfect for souvenirs! ALDI is a common brand of two German supermarket chains with more than 10,000 stores in 20 countries. In 1960, ...

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Amazon Locker/Drop off Returns

2021/02/23   -LA Style, Shopping

You can use it at your travel destination! Various services offered by Amazon Did you know that Whole Foods, a major American supermarket, has something like lockers? This system called Amazon Locker is a home delivery service provided by online retailer, Amazon, to people who do not have a specific address, but it is also available to tourists! The program is designed to help customers to avoid missing mail deliveries and theft, launched in September 2011 in New York, Seattle, and London, and is now affiliated with retailers such as 7-Eleven. It is an epoch-making mechanism for retailers to receive ...

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SKECHERS Factory Outlet

Let's go to the stores that are not in the mall! Skechers Outlet Store Whenever you go to a large outlet shopping mall, there is an outlet store called Sketchers Factory Outlet, but you can also see one alone outside the mall. If you see it near you, please stop by! In fact, there are more great deals than the stores in the mall. Headquartered in Manhattan Beach, California, founded in 1992, Skechers USA Inc. is now the third largest sports shoe brand in the United States. There are several stores in Japan, but the locals have good deals, which ...

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Bestia

Strategy needed for Bestia, a famous Italian restaurant where reservations cannot be made! Although it is a trendy restaurant, Bestia, which has been endorsed by famous food critic Jonathan Gold and various media, it is a tough place for travelers because the reservations are full until the next month, but don't worry! If you want to eat with 2-3 people, why not take a counter seat. You can enjoy not only drinks but also regular menus there. Since it is open for dinner only, it might be a good idea that you go there a little before the opening, at ...

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Rialto Theatre-Urban Outfitters

2021/02/22   -Down Town, LA Sightseeing

Revived Rialto Theater, Urban Outfitters The two-story Rialto Theater in downtown opened in 1917 and was one of Broadway Street's favorite spots until it closed in 1987. In 1989, it was designated to one of the City of Los Angeles historical and cultural monument (different from the Rialto Theater in Pasadina). Over the last few years, downtown historic buildings have been refurbished one after another and the streets are reviving. In 2013 Urban Outfitters refurbished and opened the theater! Unfortunately, there aren't many remnants of those days, but you can enjoy the original parts such as the retro and pop ...

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United Artists Theatre-Ace Hotel Los Angeles

United Artists' flagship theater tells the history of Broadway street Founded in Seattle in 1999, Ace Hotel is a hotel chain headquartered in Los Angeles, California, with hotels operating primarily in the United States. Here Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles is a 243 ft (74 m) 13-story high-rise hotel and theater building on Broadway ST, formerly known as the United Artists Building and later known as the Texasco Building. It was the tallest building in the city for a year since it was completed in 1927. The style is Gothic with the motif of Segovia Cathedral in Segovia, Spain. Let's ...

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The Boy & The Bear Coffee Roastery

Carefully selected coffee from Colombia, a healing cafe The cafe is located along the Pacific Coast Highway in Redondo Beach. its a healing spot for the locals with homemade roasted coffee and laid-back appearance, so to speak! Why don't you stop by when you are near? The owner Andres Piñeros is from Colombia, and based on his life experience in Los Angeles and Sweden. The concept of the cafe is "Fika" which means drinking coffee with friends in Sweden, so The Boy & The Bear is named after a Swedish children's song called Mors Lilla Olle. In the song, the ...

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HopSaint Brewing Company

South Bay's stylish craft beer brewer Many craft breweries have opened and gained popularity in LA in the last few years, but Hop Saint is a very well-balanced restaurant where not only beer but also food is delicious, so It is perfect for those who would like to spend more time to eat and drink rather than just stop by to grab something from a food truck.  Actually, there is a supermarket in the same mall, and it is a place where you can not think that there is a craft beer restaurant, but it has a surprisingly fashionable appearance. ...

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Republique

Former Charlie Chaplin office, popular French and bakery restaurant on La Brea Street There is a strange tower stands out on La Brea Avenue, running through central Los Angeles, where there is always a line in front of it! Popular bakery and French restaurants are this republique. When you enter the store, you will first see a counter where many cakes and pastries are lined up. To tell the truth, you need to order everything at this cash register (daytime). Early in the morning is relatively vacant, but don't worry if you get in line! The inside of the store ...

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La Brea Bakery Cafe

As the name suggests, a famous bakery that originated on La Brea Avenue LA's famous retail bakery and restaurant operator, La Brea Bakery, founder Nancy Silverton, opened a flagship store alongside Campanile in 1989 as a restaurant serving fresh bread on La Brea Avenue. After that, it built a production factory which provide their products in many supermarkets. It is owned by Aryzta AG, the world's largest bakery company, since 2001. This store is actually just one block away from the original flagship store on 624 La Brea Avenue. The flagship store, which was created by remodeling the former Charlie ...

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Faith&Flower

A restaurant with a 1900s motif, where you can enjoy an elegant mood Faith and Flower, a restaurant in WaterMark Tower, downtown, opened in 2014, uses vintage doors from the early 1900s as the front door, and its interior designed by AvroKO Design has some castle-like luxury. You may hesitate to enter the restaurant because it looks like a luxurious restaurant at first glance, but don't worry! Supper is a little expensive, but for lunch, they have a very casual American style menu. It is located on the corner of Flower St and 9th, in the downtown development area, where ...

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ANTHROPOLOGIE

2021/02/21   -Shopping
 

A treasure trove of souvenirs! Popular goods shop not yet landed in Japan Anthropologie, a popular shop among American celebrities that currently boasts over 200 stores around the world, has not yet landed in Japan! Despite the reasonable price range, they have a lineup that is ideal for gifts, such as casual and sophisticated clothes, jewelry, and miscellaneous goods. Actually, it's a sister store of Urban Outfitters, which is also famous in the United States, but it looks like a little more for adult users. Tableware and miscellaneous goods are also sold at department stores such as NORDSTROM, but independent ...

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Kincaid's Fish, Chop & Steak House

Classic restaurant in the best location of Redondo Beach At the very best of Redondo Beach, Kincaid may be the perfect restaurant to entertain your friends This restaurant is located at the tip of the pier at Redondo Beach, and boasts spacious audience seats, including the full bar. In addition to classic American seafood, the menu includes a variety of New England clam chowder and steak choices, especially brunch for around $ 20 and light menus that you can easily enjoy. There is no doubt that this view is the most valuable. It is relatively vacant on weekdays when it ...

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DREAMSCAPE

A place where you can easily experience virtual reality Appeared in Century City Mall! Enjoy a dreamlike experience so easily! Dreamscape Immersive is an entertainment technology company funded by film industry players including 21st Century Fox, WarnerMedia, Viacom, Steven Spielberg and AMC Theaters to provide a large-scale cinematic experience through virtual reality (VR), opened a studio where up to 6 people can see each other's avatars at the same time. Full body mapping and virtual reality headsets allow users to move freely in a virtual environment. Still only in LA Westfield Century City and Texas! (Temporarily closed as of Feb ...

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EATALY LA 

Largest Italian market with a selection of Italian ingredients and wine in LA Founded by entrepreneur Oscar Farinetti, Eataly has a large Italian market retail stores consisting of restaurants, bakeries in various countries. In fact, there are two stores in Tokyo, Japan, Marunouchi and Nihonbashi, here in the United States, there are stores in several big cities such as New York and Chicago, and one opened in Los Angeles, October 2017, in the newly renovated Westfield Century City Mall, the largest in the United States. All of them are from Italy, but they are perfect for souvenirs you can get ...

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Helms Bakery District

Los Angeles Olympic Official Bakery Historic Building If you drive along Venice Boulevard in Culver City, you will suddenly see a huge group of Art Deco-style buildings. It is a restoration of the building of  the Helms Bakery, which opened in 1931 and was designated as the official bread of the Los Angeles Olympic Games.   Olympic Games Bakers - Choice of Olympic Champions According to the restored neon sign slogan on the roof of this photo, Helms Bakery founder, Paul Hoy Helms, contracted to supply bread to the Olympic Village a year after the bakery opening. The bakery developed with ...

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Rock and Brews

Rocking restaurant by members of rock band "Kiss" Rock & Brews is a restaurant chain mainly in Los Angeles, opening its first store in El Segundo, LA in 2012 by Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons of KISS. The restaurant is loved by the locals, like a live house that entertains rock fans, and has a bar as well as a family-friendly element. Let us introduce the Redondo Beach store this time! It is fun just by looking inside the building, so it's perfect for a casual lunch. Rock T-shirts are in front of you when you enter the entrance! It ...

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Pasta Sisters

A self-ordering restaurant for fresh pasta that you can customize yourself Among the restaurants in the Helms Bakery District, I would like to introduce you to the Pasta Sisters, which has two stores in LA and a food truck. Starting with a small takeaway store in Mid City, the restaurant has opened a large store in Culver City, maintaining its self-ordering style with a truly affordable price range. When eating at a store, you should place an order first and then have a seat. If you have a big party, it's better to ask them first. When you line up, ...

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AMC Theatres

A movie theater system that is truly American In the United States, there are movie theaters in shopping malls near the city where you live, so many people watch movies as if they were going out to the neighborhood. Of course, when a popular movie is released, the movie theater may fill up, so it is better to make an online reservation, but you need to pay an extra $ 1-2. Actually, depending on the time of day, you can often sit comfortably, so if you suddenly want to watch a movie, why don't you come visit us? AMC Theaters ...

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Intelligentsia Coffee Hollywood Coffeebar

Third wave cafes are coming up one after another! Check out the new Hollywood At the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Wilcox Ave, there is a famous mural that appears in the movie "LA LA LAND", but when you go there, you will notice that it is a surprisingly quiet place. However, recently, new cafes have begun to appear one after another in this area. Intelligentsia Coffee is an American coffee roasting company based in Chicago, Illinois, which was acquired by Peet's Coffee & Tea in 2015 and is now part of it. The Silver Lake store was opened in ...

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The Butcher, The Baker, The Cappuccino Maker (BBCM)

Great for lunch parties! A very popular trendy restaurant appears near LAX Heading south along Sepulveda Blvd from LAX Airport, nearby several shopping malls, there is an eccentric name of the popular restaurant, The Butcher, The Baker, The Cappuccino Maker (BBCM) which appears directly opposite the luxury cinema, Arc Light Cinemas. Currently there are only two stores (the other one in West Hollywood,  the store in USC Village were closed already). It's a quiet place with only the movie theater and 3 new restaurants in front of it, so there will be plenty of seats available in the afternoon after the ...

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