District

District

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Maxwell Ryan
Sep 1, 2006
Store closed
The song is true. No one walks in LA. We will get in our cars and drive 3 blocks if we need to; we are spoiled rotten when it comes to our automobiles and the space that we inhabit with them. we are fortunate to live in a semi-walking friendly area. A 15 min jaunt can take me to morning coffee or to Gap if we need a new white tee. Every once in a while we go off our beaten path and discover new things hence our meeting with District. Last week out with friends, we walked [gasp], yes walked two blocks to a new bar. Beers all around, I happen to be facing out toward the street when I saw my newest obsession, this beautiful brick building with fire escapes and awnings and cute little storefronts beneath. L.A. viewers will relate, we don’t have much of either around here, true fire escape balconies nor brick buildings unless you count the back lots of movie studios. I have obsessed ever since, knowing that my life would be so much better if I could live there, as if I were Amelie and everything would be perfect in the world. I learned from the owners Kim and Erik, District opened last August and wanted to focus on supporting the growing urban electicness that Long Beach is seeing these days. Kim came from a background of fashion and art and concentrates now on buying for the store. In addition to District, The building itself houses an upholstery shop and an eastern feeling antiques and design venue that looks fitting of my Amelie fantasy. District has a lovely mixture of unique furnishings, fashion and art. Great pieces to make you want to pick everything up and touch it. We recommend stopping in you won't be disappointed. -Richele
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