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More Larchmont Stores Opening

Larchmont Beauty Center is open for customers along with several more shops on Larchmont Blvd. (photo from Larchmont Beauty Center)

More stores on Larchmont are welcoming customers inside for shopping, hopeful signs that our local shops are indeed back in business.

Diptyque manager Isabel Mayfield told the Buzz that she’s welcoming customers into the store starting today. “It’s like have old friends coming back,” Mayfield said, adding that she was pleasantly surprised that so many people have stopped by to check on the store. Diptyque hours will be 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.

Larchmont Beauty Center is now open for shoppers, too. For now, its store hours are 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.,  Monday through Saturday, and 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday. Most businesses told the Buzz they are still working out the details, so their hours may change over the next few weeks.

CH Boutique is also now open for customers, according to owner Dalia Moretti, who was featured earlier this week on a KTLA Channel 5 news segment about retailers opening their shops.

Village Heights is planning to reopen on Friday at 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., according to its Instagram post.  Owner Louis Eafalla told the Buzz that Saturday hours will be determined. “We will be adhering to LA County’s guidelines,” said Eafalla. “Face coverings and social distancing will be required and we will operating on a reduced schedule going forward.” Customers can check for daily updates on Facebook and Instagram.

Trina Turk staff told the Buzz they will reopen their Larchmont boutique on Wednesday June 3. “Our hours of operation will be Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., closed Mondays and Tuesdays,” Joe Lopardi, Director of Retail at Trina Turk told the Buzz.

Buck Mason staff hope to re-open next week. “We’ve already been opened with curbside pickup and are looking to open per the City’s health and safety guidelines in the next week, ” Co-found Sasha Koehn told the Buzz. “We’re excited to be back and part of the community again.”

We still have calls out to more shops about their hours, so stay tuned – we hope to have more good news to report. In the meantime, here’s an interesting article we found in the New York Times today on how likely you are to catch the virus from touching a surface like a doorknobm or items in a store that might have been lightly touched by someone else. The short answer is not likely, but click here to read more detail on the science behind that statement.

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Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard is the co-editor and publisher of the Larchmont Buzz. Patty lives with her family in Fremont Place. She has been active in neighborhood issues since moving here in 1989. Her pictorial history, "Larchmont" for Arcadia Press is available at Chevalier's Books.

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