Comfort Inn Near Universal Studios Hollywood
321 North Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90004
Phone: (323) 665-0344
Fax: (323) 665-1152
321 North Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA, US, 90004
- Phone: (323) 665-0344
- Fax: (323) 665-1152
Chapman Shopping Center was first built in 1929. After falling into complete disrepair over the years, it underwent a complete renovation and rehabilitation. The center is a vibrant part of the Koreatown community, with plenty of shops and restaurants. Most of the establishments are, in fact, Korean restaurants like the Bohemian Cafe, a Korean coffeehouse. So if you are looking for authentic Korean food come here for a stroll and don't forget to bring your appetite and your sense of adventure.
Vacation is an old-school record store that specializes in selling used and new vinyl. It is the one of the best stores for any avid record collector (other than Rockaway Records) to make while shopping in Silverlake. They have a wide range of hard-to-find artists and bands, whether it's an obscure folk group from the 1960s or a silly glam-band band from the 1980s.
This famed Silver Lake boutique is a definitive source of bartending paraphernalia and libation glassware, equally compelling for seasoned bartenders and cocktail enthusiasts. The items range from simple basics such as ice tongs and mixing spoons all the way to luxurious vintage absinthe sets. But that is not all. The walls here are lined with rare liquors, including LA’s largest selection of bitters (available for tasting at the bitters tasting bar), as well as dozens of specialty cocktail books and related ephemera. The owner is a friendly chap, brimming with knowledge of mixology arcana and passion for cocktail-making. Do not hesitate to mine his vast expertise for ideas on how to concoct a perfect cocktail and what tools you may need.
In addition to a full-spectrum grocery store, Jons Market is a trusty source of a wide range of ethnic foods, with a stress on Russian and Armenian. Come here for a handsome assortment of Russian chocolates (assorted sets in sumptuous packaging, the likes of which you have never seen), the widest selection of Russian vodka and Eastern European full-bodied brews, as well as many dainties and delicacies, from buckwheat to vareniki to kvas to fish liver. The sweeping selection of salamis, sausages and various delectable cured meats by the pound will capture the fancy of many a meat lover. Finally, get a taste of “little Russia” while here as you are jostled unceremoniously by Russian matrons, plowing by with huffed determination. -Jamie Zum
Sunset Junction is a segment of Silver Lake encompassing a few blocks stretching east of the corner of Sunset and Santa Monica boulevards, defined by high concentration of coffee houses, boutiques and alternative shops, attracting teeming activity throughout the day. The junction rose on the scene and achieved notoriety in the 60s and 70s due to its colorful and defiant gay history and became the site of the first gay and lesbian bookstore in LA, immortalized by famous readings by Alan Ginsburg, William Burroughs and other illustrious beatniks. Today Sunset Junction is the epicenter of hip and artsy culture of Silver Lake and home to the annual Sunset Junction Street Fair, a music-oriented street festival held in August.
Luxe de Ville makes no bones about the dare-to-wear stuff it displays in its store. Clothes from the '40s through to the mid '80s are stacked on the shelves, and sold dirt cheap. Scour through stockings, hats, bags, junk jewelry, rockstar tees, and plaid jackets. The place is perfect if you're looking to find something for a period play or costume party.
Some of the funkiest folks in town do all of their gift and holiday shopping at Wacko, also known as Soap Plant. One of the most notorious and eclectic shops in Los Angeles, it's a sure bet that you'll find things that you never knew existed. From Sumo wrestler lunch boxes to patchouli soaps and kiss "Psycho Circus" dolls, expect the unexpected. It's the perfect place if you want to take home a little bit of Hollywood hipster heaven.
The name pretty much says all you need to know about this place. The stock at Educational Bookstore includes just about everything you would expect to find in terms of educational supplies. Plus, with a huge selection of textbooks, lesson plan books and classroom decorations, it is as much of a gold mine for teachers as it is for students. Special orders are always welcome here as well. The store takes care to see that all your academic requirements are met with appropriately.
This Czech-import bead parlor is one of the best in town. At Buy-Lines you'll find any size, shape or price glass bead imaginable. The selection is inspirational, and you'll start coming up with design ideas the moment you step in the door. The shop has limited hours, so be sure to call before driving over.
Located just off the famous Hillhurst shopping and dining strip, the lovely Una Mae’s boutique should come with a warning, as even the most seasoned and jaded fashionistas tend to work themselves into a shopping frenzy as soon as they set foot inside the store. A glorious mother lode of trendy delights--both clothing and jewelry--Una Mae’s stuff is fastidiously handpicked to epitomize and practically exude femininity. One can search far and wide and not find dresses as timelessly flirty, yet savvy and on-trend. And much to the regulars’ delight, the store carries both new and vintage clothing, aiming to please the widest variety of tastes.
If there is a bit of a stigma of snobbish posing attached to the wine appreciation culture, Fancifull boldly decimates it, offering a giddy, joyous celebration of wine, food and camaraderie. Come here any day, but better yet for a tasting event, to recapture the true spirit of bonhomie. The owners, Wally and Terry, regularly travel to Europe to seek out the best of the latest wine releases and bring the best discoveries back for all to enjoy. Back in the store, they are embodiments of hospitality, in charge of pouring, walking you through any tangled wine dilemma and attending to your every need. Fancifull tastings are the happiest, most bustling in town. All proceeds go to helping inner-city kids and other charities. - Kate Sobol
Chevalier's Books is a store with heart. The poster placed near the entrance says it all: The store has survived earthquakes and a plethora of big chain stores and after years it's still holding forth on Hancock Park's Larchmont Boulevard. Many of the patrons are longtime area residents. The shop offers new and classic titles as well as every category you'd expect from a full-service book store. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and the store stands by its promise to find any book in print.