Category Archives: businesses/stores

After 19 Years, Bay Club on Sunset at PCH Will Close May 31

The Bay Club, which took over from Spectrum Athletic Club in 2003, will close its doors on May 31. Members received a letter from senior executive VP of operations Morell Marean on April 21, stating that “In the coming months … Continue reading

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Real Deal Says Caruso Working Towards Upscale Shift with Palisades Mall

Caruso is reworking its tenant profile at Palisades Village to attract higher end brands, according to a April 22 Real Deal story. Many residents may remember a December 2018 Hollywood Reporter story (“Rick Caruso’s New Pacific Palisades Mall Already Breaking … Continue reading

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Community Council Reassigns Environmental Group to Civic 

We all know about gender reassignment, but the Pacific Palisades Community Council has now introduced a new concept: organizational reassignment. Members voted to reassign the new environmental organization, Resilient Palisades (RP), as a civic organization at a meeting on April … Continue reading

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Kyrgyszstan Natives Open “Pancake” Eatery on Via

While we waited in line at a local supermarket, a resident asked me, “Have you done a story about the place on Via de la Paz? They have the best blinis.” I told her no, but promised that Circling the … Continue reading

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Loomey’s Toy Boutique, on Via, Offers Toys, Candy and Dippin’ Dots

Occupying the former Sew Chateau space at 833 Via de la Paz, Loomey’s Toy Boutique opened on March 26. Owner Amanda Rastegar, who has lived in Pacific Palisades since 2009, wanted to open a “mom-and-pop” store where “I could have a … Continue reading

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Fear Grips Palisades over Rumored Store Closure

Pacific Palisades residents have been reading about numerous business closures these past few months. First it was the Sew Chateau, which closed last month, and then Amazon bookstore, which closed on March 19. The Puzzle Zoo was told its lease … Continue reading

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Cathay Palisades Loses Lease After 33 Years on Antioch

Cathay Palisades, the only Chinese restaurant in Pacific Palisades, has learned that its lease will not be renewed, after 33 years on Antioch in the Business Block Building. Owner David Leung was informed by the landlord, Anderson Real Estate, that his popular eatery … Continue reading

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Puzzle Zoo Loses Lease on Sunset 

A sign went up in the front window at Puzzle Zoo on February 18, accusing the Community United Methodist Church of Pacific Palisades of kicking the business out with only 30 days’ notice. The Methodist Church owns the building on … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

  Many people, like my husband of 30 years, stress over Valentine’s Day. Here are a couple of easy suggestions for a gift for Monday, February 14. PAJAMAS AND SLEEPWEAR: Belleza owner Olivia Ciania, has “super sexy nightgowns,” in her … Continue reading

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Palisadian Matt McGeagh Is Co-Founder of ALAO Invest

Matt McGeagh and his partner Peter Sweeney have started a new business, ALAO Invest, that helps connect new business owners with social media “influencers.” Basically, Act Like an Owner (ALAO) is an investing platform that works to allow anyone and … Continue reading

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