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Volunteer jewelry buyer Angela Mosinkis shows off some of the Guilded Cage’s wares. Photo by Christina Campodonico

Biz Buzz: a monthly dispatch of interesting business news

The Guilded Cage Is Closing Westchester Mental Health Guild’s nonprofit gift shop is beset by rising costs and competition online By Christina Campodonico Volunteer jewelry buyer Angela Mosinkis shows off some of the Guilded...


The Venice Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting for Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop on April 19.

A Gold Standard for Going Green

Moby, Patagonia, Dr. Bronner’s and many local businesses receive Sustainable Business Council accolades Local Roots CEO Eric Ellestad, L.A. Kitchen President Robert Egger and Activist Award honoree MobyPhoto by Jon Weinberg ...


Standing next to Gelson’s CEO Rob McDougall, Santa Monica Mayor Tony Vasquez brought out the big scissors to celebrate the opening of the new Gelson’s Market on Lincoln Boulevard.

Biz Buzz: a monthly dispatch of interesting business news

Compiled by Alyssa Bruell Standing next to Gelson’s CEO Rob McDougall, Santa Monica Mayor Tony Vasquez brought out the big scissors to celebrate the opening of the new Gelson’s Market on Lincoln Boulevard. OPENINGS The mu...



Erewhon is bringing its celebrated organic tonic and juice bar to Venice Boulevard

Biz Buzz: a monthly dispatch of interesting business news

Back to the Future of Healthy Eating: Erewhon, a pioneer of the natural foods movement in the 1960s, expands its organic and non-GMO mission to Venice By Christina Campodonico Erewhon is bringing its celebrated organic tonic a...


Biz Buzz: a monthly dispatch of interesting business news

OPENINGS Varnish Lab, a high-end nail salon specializing in nail beauty and care, opens on Feb. 6 in The Runway at Playa Vista, 12751 W. Millennium Drive, Ste. 5110, Playa Vista. (310) 862-5779; varnishlab.com Following extensi...


Biz Buzz: a monthly dispatch of interesting business news

OPENINGS Ozel Fine Jewelry has opened in Waterside at Marina del Rey (4718 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey). Founded in 1980 by brothers Abraham and Joe Tekin, the family-run business hand-selects its diamonds and specializes in ...



A Sun Shield dispenser helps protect swimmers from harmful UV rays at the Annenberg Community Beach House Pool in Santa Monica

Biz Buzz: a monthly dispatch of interesting business news

A Startup Springs from a Sunburn Westchester-based Sun Shield aims to bring free sunscreen dispensers to a beach near you By Christina Campodonico A Sun Shield dispenser helps protect swimmers from harmful UV rays at the Annen...


Biz Buzz November News Roundup

Coming Soon The Rose Café, which closed for remodeling and a concept reboot in February, is expected to reopen any day now. A fixture in the heart of Venice since 1979, The Rose reopens with expanding meal offerings through a&...


Tracy Phan’s Spa Soleil therapists (pictured: Jack Starskiy) give free 
or discounted massages to American military veterans and active 
duty personnel
Photo by Jorge M. Vargas Jr.

Biz Buzz: For Veterans, a Healing Touch

Once a refugee of the war in Vietnam, Spa Soleil’s Tracy Phan gives back one massage at a time Tracy Phan’s Spa Soleil therapists (pictured: Jack Starskiy) give freeor discounted massages to American military veterans and ...



Hava Monet’s Blu Sugar truck —  “Blu” for cool, “sugar” for sweet — delivers boho, chic and vintage clothes

Fashion on the Go

Taking a page from food trucks, four local entrepreneurs hit the streets to make their dreams a reality Story and photos by Christina Campodonico Hava Monet’s Blu Sugar truck — “Blu” for cool, “sugar” for sweet —...






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