02.07.09 Favorite New Neighborhood

It’s Rose Avenue in Venice, where we’ve been hanging at the newly deck-ed out (literally) Venice Beach wines (a store, tasting bar and place for small eats), where they have toasted sandwiches made from brie and grapes, not to mention (as one might suspect) fabulous wine assortments, and ale, and beer. Just a hop down the street is C.A.V.E. gallery, open just seven months now. We were there for the opening of the Yum Yum show on Feb. 6th. It’s a warm storefront space, with this month’s exhibit featuring illustrations, wall sculptures, and bite-sized paintings. For the opening there was also live painting on the patio and a DJ.

The renaissance of Rose is not without its red flags though: We’re going to have to do some investigating into the new development happening on the South side of the street at the 500 block (directly across from Venice Beach wines). Will those "NEW CONDOS" be as close to the street and set-back-less as it looks in the rendering? Will the lot just lie empty for a year in the current economic climate – leaving our favorite new Avenue with a gaping hole in its smile? Check back and we’ll update the sitch.

1 comment:

  1. Cool! I love that block of rose ave, it's funky! CAVE gallery has some killer artwork too. Maya