What Should Replace Someone Else's?

The thrift store shutters after two decades in business.

After 20 years in business in the NoHo Arts District, thrift shop Someone Else's closed its doors in the last month at 11024 Magnolia Blvd.

The store specialized in quirky clothing including everything from cowboy outfits, to kilts and blue wigs.

But with nothing but curious memories left, it's time for a new business to move in.

What do you think should replace Someone Else's? Let us know in the comments section.

Patch blogger Craig Clough recently posted a piece about the store's closure that included an interview with owner Eva Baboun.

Bob December 04, 2012 at 04:14 PM
I guess the easiest thing for me to say is what i don't want to see. I don't want to see anymore martial arts places, gyms, nail salons, or auto supply stores. Survival of any small business in this current economy is going to be tough but whatever it is that replaces, I hope its done with a tasteful approach, with good creative signage and a place that is going to fit in with the neighborhood.
Tristen Ngo December 04, 2012 at 08:03 PM
This is tricky for an arts district. There are at least 3 theaters on this stretch of Magnolia, so you need something to compliment that entertainment. I think there are enough dining options with Bow & Truss, Republic of Pie, EAT, Spumante and eventually the Purple Monkey and P. Gators. It looks like a pretty large space, so it'll probably end up being a yoga studio. Just please, not another bank!
David Rivers December 04, 2012 at 08:11 PM
If you want to compliment the theatre experience, I don't think a yoga studio is going to do that. It's going to have to be something more specific like Yogurtland, Gellato shop, a cupcake shop. Something niche and quick. Somewhere folks can go right before or after their show.
Bob December 04, 2012 at 08:48 PM
Since I'm a NoHo artist, living in the neighborhood, I would selfishly love to see an upscale collective gallery that takes in work of local artists on a rotating basis with perhaps a really nice wine bar or some such thing. The space could also be a place for one man shows occasionally and give local artists a viewing space for their work.
Laura December 04, 2012 at 08:58 PM
If you want to complement the theatre experience, I don't think you can ever have too many dining options. The more restaurants, the more traffic, the more traffic, the more feet in the galleries and seats in the theatres.
JAGR December 05, 2012 at 12:12 AM
I'm hoping for a bakery or ice cream parlour...
Jean Jeunet December 05, 2012 at 01:42 AM
NoHo needs a place like Mohawk Bend in Echopark that has a large vegan menu and is not limited to Thai cuisine (yes, Lotus Vegan is not enough). We're artists for goodness sakes. Many of my fellow dancing friends and I need more vegan options.
Jen Parsignault December 05, 2012 at 02:34 AM
How about an art gallery?
JAGR December 05, 2012 at 04:39 AM
We are also families....we need some kid friendly places...
Kyle Kilday December 07, 2012 at 07:55 PM
This sounds like a great idea. For a community with a lot of artists, where are the art galleries? Incorporating a standalone wine bar is a smart idea too, as long as it's a decent wine bar and not an afterthought.
Kyle Kilday December 07, 2012 at 07:57 PM
I think you're onto something here too - having a daycare place would be forward-thinking as well.


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