Time Traveling: The Echo Park Time Travel Mart

Time Traveling: The Echo Park Time Travel Mart

Beth Zeigler
Aug 18, 2008

081808time-03.jpgWe've traveled quite a bit this month at Apartment Therapy. Staycationing, vacationing, sightseeing--it's all been amazing but we noticed no one had mentioned time traveling. At long last, we have found just the storefront to pull it off with the Echo Park Time Travel Mart.

From the outside, it's a really neat store selling everything from mammoth chunks to dead languages in a bottle. While the Time Travel Mart is kitschy and fun it's what's hidden from the public eye that is really the cat's meow.

At the rear of the space, the store does double duty serving as a non-profit tutoring center. It's real name is 826LA dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 with their creative writing skills.

So why the Time Travel Storefront? Apparently the zoning of the first center in San Francisco required there to be a retail space as the storefront. So instead of the usual book store or art gallery, the amusing storefront was born. What's best is when you buy your next six-pack of bottled time, the proceeds go directly back to the center for funding.

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[Images from The Daily Monster]

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