Another business leaves the core NoHo Business District.

I walked by FX Enterprises, the company that sells car rims and noticed an empty building. The owner mentioned they are moving around the corner on Vineland due to a doubling of their rent. So sad to watch, one by one shops leaving the area only replaced with empty places with darkened windows.  Just as Anne's Thriftshop had to depart along with other boutiques, thrift shops and restaurants. 

I believe with Hamburger Hamlet, Anne's Thrift Shop, The Rainforest Cafe, a Ramen Noodle place that was suppose to open last Summer, BTW, whatever happened to this one and of course now the Quizno's on Lankershim. Businesses are leaving faster than ever! Very disheartening. 
Do not take a Lane out on Lankershim for bikes January 04, 2014 at 07:19 PM
Well at least the FX Enterprises is staying in NOHO on Vineland .
David Keesey January 04, 2014 at 08:13 PM
True Matthew! However, with the constant exodus of businesses along this strip the neighborhood is losing the folks that contribute to its economy. Again, we are a community of musicians, an artist colony that is working on growing, however, it's full of bars and fast food places. I'd like to see where Phil's Diner is an organic protein, juice bar that serves up some delicious soups, salads and sandwiches. After a great workout who doesn't want to continue that feeling with healthy food and drink. Let's seek out a music store that caters to our musicians. Take a poll on what to include in it with the neighbors. See if the Guitar Store might open an express shop, similar to what Petco did with Unleashed! We have live music throughout the area, why not keep those musicians here by having them purchase their needs in NoHo! There is no Arts store either, Hello, we have the Art Institute right in our own backyard, with thousands of students who need supplies! Where do they go to get their needs? This isn't rocket science people. Let's put our thinking caps on and make a positive change HAPPEN! Who's with me?
Do not take a Lane out on Lankershim for bikes January 05, 2014 at 12:54 AM
This is not he susent scripe. I would not worry to much the musicians go to Guiter center which is on venture blvd that would be the closet place to go. I don't see that many fast foods place on Lankershim. The art students go to the art store on Venture next top stapes. I see a lot of mom and papa store. There is a new shoe store opening up nines days from now called poshes so we have a lot ot look forwartd to plus we have the district pub opening this month. The only thing is we all ready haveplace sevier up delicious salads. If you want a salad then go tol pit fire you can get that there and a soap so I don't get you point there. Yes there are a lot of bars in NOHo put that is not going change when you have a very big group of peopel that like to go and and drink and have a good time.
Betsy DiFrancesca Burns January 05, 2014 at 09:42 AM
Just a note: there is a juice bar right around the corner from the World Gym on Lankershim, south of Magnolia. I believe you can get food there, too.
Do not take a Lane out on Lankershim for bikes January 05, 2014 at 09:50 AM
Thank you Bestsy for say that. Your so right.
Alex Daniels January 06, 2014 at 12:45 PM
Sorry without real jobs, doesnt matter what you put in those places..no one has the money to buy...City of LA needs to create larger business incentives for the area..even build a manufacturing park in the area...then with jobs, people have money and they buy things....until then, just like downtown and hollywood..things will stall financially and all we are left with is vacant apartments and business spaces where only the developers make out and run........of course all is well and the emperor has new clothes...
David Keesey January 06, 2014 at 03:30 PM
You're right Alex. H.P and Disney were in the large building on the southwest corner of Magnolia and Lankershim, both are gone now. If Kerkorian would get in gear to bring incentives to our area, then as you say, the people will buy! The city needs to get motivated on those empty lots on Chandler and Weddington, between Vineland and Lankershim. They've been sitting empty for years, at least put up a parking structure so the people will come. Parking is terrible here! Another negative about NoHo.
Kevin MacKelvie January 10, 2014 at 07:17 PM
I've seen no discussion of this in this by our business reps. As Resident Rep for NoHoArtsDistrict, I'd like to see many more local corners opening up with more small businesses. Mr. Kerkorian could push for an enterprise zone here in the Lankershim corridor all the way through CD2. We should include the mostly decrepit Valley Plaza area too. Many possibilities went up in smoke when Redevelopment ended. Many more possibilities and dreams still exist. It doesn't mean the fight to occupy these great properties by people with vision, should be blind to people with capital. If anyone is working in this area, I'd like to hear about it.
Bob Peppermuller January 15, 2014 at 07:39 PM
Definition of GENTRIFICATION : the process of renewal and rebuilding accompanying the influx of middle-class or affluent people into deteriorating areas that often displaces poorer residents


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