New York Boulevard Shop Featured in LA Times

Northeast L.A.'s design boom has again caught the eye of the L.A. Times.

Northeast Los Angeles' crafts and design boom has again caught the eye of the Los Angeles Times, with York Bouelvard's recently opened Shopclass being featured in Friday's online edition. 

Shopclass--which debuted during NELAart's Second Saturday Gallery night with an exhibit of photographs by Dabito, curator of the Old Brand New Blog--is just the latest design-centric shop to open its doors in the last year-and-a-half on York Boulevard. 

The Los Angele Times reports that owners Sally Breer, Jeff Garbs and Ellen LeCompte researched other neighborhoods, " but ultimately chose Highland Park for its 'community vibe.'"

Click here to read the full story in the Los Angeles Times. 

Creper Chimone February 23, 2013 at 12:37 AM
looks like they got the items at somebody's garage sale,and probably selling them for lots of money more that only rich people that flip all these houses could afford. doesn't seem like they know the community vibe, and this is the great stores and people that gentrification brings? I rather have the "ghetto" murals.
Nimby pimp February 23, 2013 at 12:43 AM
Hurrah for Shopclass! We welcome the initiative.
Lauren February 23, 2013 at 01:00 AM
To me, this place is a welcome addition to York Blvd. Can't wait to stop by! As an avid antique collector, their inventory showcased in the LA Times article is certainly not plain old garage sale finds. This kind of stuff takes years to compile, a keen eye for design and bit of historical knowledge to boot. They know what they're doing!
ChickenBoyFan February 23, 2013 at 03:55 PM
Shopclass is a fantastic store. I'm so glad it landed here.
Tony February 23, 2013 at 04:45 PM
I agree with Lauren. I'm looking forward to checking out the new addition to York Boulevard. No doubt their pieces will compliment the interiors of many homes in our historic neighborhoods.
dee-aych February 23, 2013 at 04:57 PM
People are investing in HLP and you're complaining about it? Just be thankful people are coming into the neighborhood and fixing up the homes that have been neglected for DECADES. If you want ghetto, San Bernardino awaits you.
Nimby pimp February 23, 2013 at 05:01 PM
I bet ok' Creper has a real nice pad. Maybe he/she could open a decorating shop - call it "community vibe" - show us how it's done.
J February 23, 2013 at 05:11 PM
Of course you rather have ugly murals. You probably want to preserve the dirty mattresses people leave on the street, chickens in the back yard and the right for people to park their junk cars on their lawn.
Nimby pimp February 23, 2013 at 05:15 PM
Hey duthe, cars on the front lawn es authentic cultura! Dirty mattresses es beautifool!
El Cid February 23, 2013 at 06:05 PM
I've been around HP long enough to know that I have never enjoyed looking at the "ghetto" murals you seem to like. There is ART - as in Rivera, Orozco, Siquieros. I'd rather have a "house flippper" who brings back some or most of the character of the old HP homes or "new business brought by gentrification!"
HPGringo February 23, 2013 at 06:10 PM
Yikes I think I may agree with the creper on this one. We walked in on art stroll and as pictured they had chairs! I'm just not one for the whole madmen craze. But in their defense many of these places overprice their items so that when they rent them for filming the rental price is based on that inflated sales price. If you're looking for real great finds in furniture I'd suggest the studio on Avenue 58 and Fig. although I believe they may be by appointment only, they are pricey but they have a keen eye and do great restoration. And just a suggestion maybe ease up a bit on the provocative comments. It puzzles me that you write "es" is that to suggest these are things done by hispanic members of our community? I doubt that's what you're doing maybe just an awkward attempt at humor that I'm reading other things into. I haven't seen the dirty mattresses but as for the chickens many of us hipster gringos now have chickens in our yards, it's a great trend happening - farm fresh eggs!
Nimby pimp February 23, 2013 at 06:26 PM
@Gringo. Humor, yes. Provocation, absolutely. I like fresh eggs as much as the next guy, but am put off by the suggestion that graffiti, street mattresses and other expressions of underdeveloped aesthetics are defensible by a culture authenticity argument. Creper equates ghetto culture with Latino culture. To this, I object.
HPGringo February 23, 2013 at 06:32 PM
I guess I didn't read creper's comment that way, nowhere in the comment mentions those things you listed, I thought he was talking about murals. Maybe I'm missing something but I still don't see the need to provoke people, I don't see the benefit of it, but obviously that's just my opinion.
Nimby pimp February 23, 2013 at 06:42 PM
Maybe you could read more carefully? But that's up to you.
HPGringo February 23, 2013 at 06:47 PM
Ok just read it again see no mention of mattress chickens or graffiti. What am I not reading carefully? But I read yours right though you're provoking people for no reason?
Anonymous Nimby Crank February 23, 2013 at 07:04 PM
I was just watching on HGTV how along with central heat and air or a bathroom remodel, a chicken coop in the backyard can really raise the resell value of your home and delight your neighbors all at the same time.
Nimby pimp February 23, 2013 at 07:05 PM
Oh Gringo. Isn't it time for your peace march?
Nimby pimp February 23, 2013 at 07:17 PM
@Crank. I saw the same episode! Who knew that a dirty lawn mattress has more cache than stainless steel appliances? Ajua!
HPGringo February 23, 2013 at 07:21 PM
No that's May 11th at the Highland Park Rec Center, and its not mine its the community's, I hope you and your many aliases can attend.
Nimby pimp February 23, 2013 at 07:31 PM
Give peace a chance, homie! (BTW, Crank and I are not related!)
Anonymous Nimby Crank February 23, 2013 at 07:51 PM
@HPG-I think you mean ally, not alias.
Neighbor February 23, 2013 at 09:04 PM
The investments in Highland Park are great, whether it's a small shop, a house flipper or an art gallery. The ghetto murals and the diverse population add character to the neighborhood. And, although the neighbors throw out their old crap on the side of the road, eventually someone comes by an picks it up and recycles it. A lot of good recycling efforts going on in the neighborhood. And in fact, it is not ghetto culture or Latino culture that brings down the neighborhood, it is clearly the gang bangers and gang violence. I like to walk around the neighborhood -- until I see an old gang banger with his old lady and kids start to swear at a rival gang members walking down the street. I don't want to be caught in the cross fire with my kids.
Neighbor February 23, 2013 at 09:12 PM
Nimby pimp you keep me entertained, but creeper never mentioned mattresses, chicken or graffiti -- that was actually J. So apparently, HP Gringo can read. I'd like to join him on the peace walk -- but I am afraid that I might get shot. I'm trying to weigh the risks.
HPGringo February 23, 2013 at 09:50 PM
@neighbor they've been having this event for the past 5 years now, no one has ever been shot during it. you should come and definitely bring kids as the event is mostly for kids with plenty of activities at the park for them. With all that fear you have it must be terrible for you living in Los Angeles. Very recently in Echo Park right on Echo Park Avenue a white family was shot at by gangs while putting their child in the car. The father was hit with a bullet. Echo Park Ave has stores just like the one this article is about I guess no one is safe anywhere no matter how over priced the stores are. Scary.
OmarA. G February 24, 2013 at 01:43 AM
Nice comment by dee-aych, hahaha. True that! HLP needs that love!
Tina Gulotta-Miller February 24, 2013 at 04:04 PM
Shopclass is a great addition to Highland Park. I found some oak flat files that I know were less expensive than garage sale prices. The store has some nice vintage items that are more difficult to find now. I shop at the new and established businesses as well as the perennial garage sales that offer all kinds of items. There is something for everyone.


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