Category Archives: businesses/stores

Purchase a Safe to Protect Jewelry and Belongings

Palisadian Frank Renfro has a new business that most residents will want to know about, especially with the increase in residential robberies. Modlock is a safe store, and Renfro’s company sells safes that range in weight from 300 to 1,500 … Continue reading

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Palisades Sole Bookstore to Close this Month

Jeff Ridgway, owner of Pacific Palisades only bookstore, will close his shop at the end of the month. Books are on sale: the entire selection is half off. Bookcases are also for sale at the store located at 15326 Antioch … Continue reading

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Roca Pizza on Swarthmore Now Closed

At the beginning of March, writers Bill Bruns and Kenny Turan were walking on Swarthmore when they noticed activity at 1061 Swarthmore Avenue, between Porta Via Palisades and Paige clothing store. A pizza restaurant had supposedly been in the works … Continue reading

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FLOUR Café Owner Listens to Residents and Changes Hours

Flour owner Robert Flutie decided to shorten the hours at the popular eatery at 847 Via de la Paz for financial reasons. That decision meant the little café would no longer be open in the early morning. After residents’ outcry … Continue reading

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Crazy about Pickleball Leads to Rally Club Clothing Line

  Palisadian Jewlz Fahn confessed to Circling the News, “I’m completely obsessed about pickleball.” Fahn has partnered with Jonny Saven and Stephen Soller to form Rally Club, a new pickleball clothing line that is made to be worn both on … Continue reading

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The Town’s Only Chinese Restaurant Closed a Year Ago

Cathay Palisades, the Chinese restaurant on Antioch, closed one year ago, on June 26. That business space remains empty, along with numerous other store fronts in the historic Business Block building along Antioch and Sunset. Starbucks, at the corner of Sunset … Continue reading

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Black Ink to Close Store on Swarthmore

Black Ink, one of Circling the News favorite stores for gifts and holiday items, will close its retail location at 869 Swarthmore at the end of the month. In the 2020 Circling the News Gift Guide this editor wrote: “One … Continue reading

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Chautauqua Medians Will Be Redone by PRIDE

A resident wrote Circling the News: “Do you know anything about why and by whom the plants in the planting strip on Chautauqua where it meets Sunset were dug up, twice? “The space is now empty except for some weeds.  The … Continue reading

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PaliHi Teen, Jack Schwartz, Hosts After-Prom Parties

BY CHAZ PLAGER Six months ago, Circling the News ran a story (“Pali Teen Entrepreneur Produces My Plots, a Party App”) about up-and-coming teen entrepreneur Jack Schwartz, founder of Loonar clothing and creator of the MyPlots app. The concept was … Continue reading

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Flour Café Open for Business: When One Slice Is Not Enough

A new pizza establishment Flour Pizzeria & Café is sharing space with Estate Coffee on Via de la Paz. This editor was given a slice of rosa, the house specialty. It had Parmesan and burrata cheese, and hot honey with … Continue reading

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