Serving Larchmont Village, Hancock Park, and the Greater Wilshire neighborhoods of Los Angeles since 2011.

Shop Small in Miracle Mile and Sycamore Square Today

Runway Boutique and Miracle Mile Toys and Games…just two of the Miracle Mile/Sycamore Square local businesses celebrating Small Business Saturday today.

We’ve told you a lot about the Larchmont Blvd. businesses participating in Small Business Saturday events today…but local establishments in the Miracle Mile and Sycamore Square neighborhoods – many of which have been hard hit by subway construction and the associated loss of parking in recent months – are hoping folks will join in supporting small businesses in those areas, too.  The local-focused, neighborhood-serving proprietors would love to welcome you today at the following locations:

La Brea Ave.:

Pata Salata – 672 S. La Brea – Jalisco-style seafood for lunch and dinner…plus tequila.
I Love Lulu Hair Spa – 733 S. La Brea – “Services and products to help you grow and maintain healthy hair, naturally.”
Little Bar LA – 757 S. La Brea – Voted “Miracle Mile’s Favorite Neighborhood Bar”
Muse on 8th – 759 S. La Brea – “Food. Art. Coffee. Community.” Also currently holding a food drive for the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank – drop off your non-perishable contributions any time during regular business hours.
Rascal – 801 S. La Brea – “A Neighborhood restaurant with good eats, fine libations and an amazingly appetizing atmosphere.”
Doggie Goddess Pet Services – 810 S. La Brea – “Cage-free doggie daycare, in-home overnight boarding, bathing services and more.”
Nirvana Studio Hollywood – 814 S. La Brea – Photography and production services.
Hawa’s Hair Salon – 741 S. La Brea – Hair care, cuts, perming, coloring, natural hair, braiding, and extensions.
Function 5 Fitness – 805 S. La Brea – Strength, conditioning and Muay Thai gym.
Runway Boutique – 807 S. La Brea – Women’s clothing, shoes and accessories.  Owner Fatima Dodson also founded the monthly Miracle Mile Small Business Stroll.
Sake House Miro – 809 S. La Brea – Japanese/sushi restaurant; open for lunch and dinner.
Candela Taco Bar and Lounge – 831 S. La Brea – Margarita Mondays, Tango Tuesdays, Taco Wednesdays, Happy Hour every day, and private event rentals.
L.A. Ramen Bar – 850 S. La Brea – Family-friendly restaurant featuring ramen, sushi, beer and more.
Mo’ Better Burgers – 901 S. La Brea – Legendary burgers, “locally sourced + crafted with love.”

W. 8th St.:

Urban Florist – 5310 W. 8th St. – Flowers and arrangements since 1986.

Wilshire Blvd.:

Cyber City LAN Center – 5166 Wilshire Blvd. – Internet café for PC gaming and high-speed Internet access. “Come play. Bring Friends. Make new ones.”
Apollonia’s Pizzeria – 5176 Wilshire Blvd. – Award-winning pizza, including gluten-free and exotic options.
Hancock Park Veterinary Clinic – 5178 Wilshire Blvd. – Full range of veterinary services…including exotic pets.
Miracle Mile Toys and Games – 5363 Wilshire Blvd. – Today featuring a special visit from Laya Deleon Hayes, the voice of Doc McStuffins. Storytime with Laya at 2 p.m.
Whimsic Alley – 5464 Wilshire Blvd. – Fantasy-themed film, TV and book merchandise…and event rentals.
Milk Jar Cookies – 5466 Wilshire Blvd. – Homemade cookies paired with locally-sourced milk, ice cream, and coffee.

…and many, many more.

This would be a great day to come, shop, explore and support the independent businesses that anchor this important corner of our community!


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Elizabeth Fuller
Elizabeth Fuller
Elizabeth Fuller was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN but has lived in LA since 1991 - with deep roots in both the Sycamore Square and West Adams Heights-Sugar Hill neighborhoods. She spent 10 years with the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council, volunteers at Wilshire Crest Elementary School, and has been writing for the Buzz since 2015.

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