Question: I’m a dominatrix. Right now, I’m trying to transition my business from working with individuals to working with couples—capitalizing on the whole “50 Shades of Grey” fad. How can I stand out in a surprisingly competitive space and make my new strategy a success? --Mistress J., Long Beach, CA
Milana's New York Pizzeria and Fresh Kabobs, two of the three City Place restaurants displaced last month by the construction of a new Chuck E. Cheese, are now up and running in their new locations on 4th St. The third, Mitaki, plans to open within a week.
The up-cycling venture of HelloFootface, which started as a late night joke between fellow crafters Lo Kribell and Shelby Batalla, now takes the former homes of whiskey, vodka and other variations of grandpa’s cough medicine and extends their lives by “foot crafting” them into household décor, jewelry and kitchen ware.
The in your face colors are just part of the roller derby culture that has been reinvigorated by the reformation of the city‘s all-female league earlier this year. The new location of what was formerly Long Beach Roller Skate, however, is something that shop owner, Natalie McPherson, hopes will help grow her business and infuse the city with enthusiasm for not just skating, but just plain old being active.