Gehry Designed Building in Ex-Hopper Compound for Rent

As seen on Curbed LA: one of the buildings at Dennis Hopper’s old compound in Venice is for rent on Craigslist. From the Craigslist ad:

$4500 / 1br – 1330ft². Front condo of three Frank Gehry units in the Hopper Compound. Skylights offer tremendous natural light. 30 foot ceilings on second level. High end kitchen. Concrete floors on first level, wood floors on second level.

Hopper Venice Beach

Private two car tandem garage. Just a stones throw away from Abbot Kinney, the country’s hottest street with restaurants, art galleries, and amazing retail. Amazing architectural space. Continue reading

Apparel News Checks In on Abbot Kinney

Apparel News has an article up about Abbot Kinney and the numerous chain stores that are moving in.

From Andrew Asch of Apparel News:

Once well-known as a shopping street that protested the onslaught of big-name chain stores, Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Los Angeles’ bohemian Venice neighborhood is becoming a magnet for global and national brands looking for a toehold in the affluent and artsy community. As a result, some of the smaller pioneering retailers and restaurants are leaving.

Abbot Kinney Blvd

On Nov. 15, Lucky Brand, which runs a fleet of more than 174 specialty stores, opened a 1,350-square-foot boutique at 1308 Abbot Kinney Blvd.

In the coming month, Australian woman’s clothing brand Flannel is scheduled to move onto the 1200 block of Abbot Kinney. Scotch & Soda, an Amsterdam-headquartered retailer that sells its contemporary fashions for men and women at Nordstrom as well as at its branded boutiques, is expected to move next year onto the thoroughfare, once known for its art galleries, vintage shops and tough dive bars.

One of America’s most popular footwear brands, Toms, headquartered in Santa Monica, Calif., reportedly will be moving onto the street, too.

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