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Boycott Lucky Jeans on AK
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November 15, 2012
4:28 pm
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Pinkberry was all over LA before it opened in Venice.  They had already had a controversy of being exposed for making their yogurt from a mix.  They also had the controversy about their co-owner beating a homeless man with a tire iron for which he later apologized.  Nice image.   I'm with Beachygirl.  I will boycott Lucky as I did with Pinkberry.  I hate watching local places being squeezed out like Glen Crest, Surfing Cowboys and Jin Patisserie.  Soon enough the street will be going to hell in a hand basket, with the same boring crap as the 3rd St. Promenade ... Yawn!

November 15, 2012
4:46 pm
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verona said
Pinkberry was all over LA before it opened in Venice.  They had already had a controversy of being exposed for making their yogurt from a mix.  They also had the controversy about their co-owner beating a homeless man with a tire iron for which he later apologized.  Nice image.   I'm with Beachygirl.  I will boycott Lucky as I did with Pinkberry.  I hate watching local places being squeezed out like Glen Crest, Surfing Cowboys and Jin Patisserie.  Soon enough the street will be going to hell in a hand basket, with the same boring crap as the 3rd St. Promenade ... Yawn!

The Korean creator dude of PB who went beserk did that last year, long after PB was established and that event had nada to do with PB's closing on AK.

Look kids, every trend and every trendy neighborhood goes through cycles like this. Perfect cases in point are Main St in SM, Little SM Blvd in WeHo, Melrose and now AK. Rose ave will be next. It's called progress. They stop being edgy and become main-stream, or lame-stream as some may say.

If I were a developer and pioneer I'd be eyeing Lincoln Blvd where leases are still $3/sqft. and not $10 on AK.

Adapt or get out of the way...

I'm salty and that's what keeps me spicy ©

November 15, 2012
5:42 pm
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Venice Canal said:

T, so sorry you could not tell that I was joking and been cynical. Any good business that will bring prosperity to our community, is well come, in my opinion.

 

No worries VC, I'm sorry for going all, "shut your pie-hole people" It seems like its trending on here to hate anything new in the neighborhood and it's just getting stale. I think that's what I was reading into. This is my fifth major neighborhood to live in that has started to gentrify, it happens people. Things evolve! Everyone should be thankful & happy that they have a home, job, and a special neighborhood that will hopefully only improve. 

November 15, 2012
5:47 pm
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or think about it!

there is a good reason to prevent big chains from taking over small neighborhoods. and that is that they mostly don't care much about anything but the bottom line. you could actually learn from other neighborhoods and do it right sometime but that would include some rules and regulations. which is socialism, of course. 

I find it funny that people come to venice because of it's "flair" or whatever you call it and then don't care when starbucks opens up. 

I wish they'd stayed in brentwood.

November 15, 2012
7:01 pm
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Boycott businesses that abuse their employees, exploit children, dump toxic waste or test unsafe products on animals. Demanding that a community boycott businesses because you don't feel they fit into your idea of what the coolness factor of a neighborhood ought be is embarrassingly reminiscent of a gaggle of cliquish snobby middles school girls running round telling everyone not to talk to the new kid. Change happens. Adapt or die off like the dinosaurs. Not all change is a bad thing. And before any of the newbs start spewing about me moving back to whatever generic town you like to fantasize everyone who doesn't agree with you might be from; I grew up right here in Venice. 

"I am now aiming precisely at your groin. So speak now or forever hold your piece." – James Bond
November 15, 2012
7:09 pm
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BOYCOTT BOYCOTTING

 

Spend those Obamabucks before they're worthless

November 15, 2012
7:50 pm
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BOYCOTT the BOYCOTTERS by frequenting the business that are targeted. This weekend I will buy a pair of Lucky jeans on AK.

November 16, 2012
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I am glad you can afford Lucky Brand jeans. I, for one, am comfortable in the Levi Straus jeans or whatever I find at Ross. I don't need to be on the "in crowd". I like myself for who I am and not what brand I wear.

November 16, 2012
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mar said
I am glad you can afford Lucky Brand jeans. I, for one, am comfortable in the Levi Straus jeans or whatever I find at Ross. I don't need to be on the "in crowd". I like myself for who I am and not what brand I wear.

Well, thanks for that riveting insight...

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November 16, 2012
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I do boycott products made by slave/child labor (Nike), I do boycott abusive businesses Walmart (never been in one).  I don't care who doesn't want to boycott.  I boycott animal tested products.  I do it because I feel feel it is the right thing to do.  I feel big chains coming to Abbot Kinney squeezes out the local small merchants who cannot compete with the massive corporate structure behind the likes of The Gap, Starbucks, American Apparel etc etc... and that's a matter of time.  For me it's quality of life not a "coolness" factor.  I don't care whose name is on the pocket of a pair of jeans, but if I do care about my neighborhood.  I'm all about change, however, change is not always progressive. 

November 17, 2012
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This is ridiculous, as are most of the complaints made on YoVenice.  If you like a business (and can afford it), shop there and support and vice versa.

 

For as long as I can remember AK was made up of businesses that are great, although most of the locals couldn't afford.  Sure everyone loves these businesses but few locals actually shop there.  Does this make sense?

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