ICB Small Business Success Stories: George’s Greek Cafe

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Demitri “Jimmy” Loizides’ parents, both Greek Cypriot immigrants, moved to Long Beach from Zimbabwe in 1980 with three children and little more than $500.

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Belmont Shore’s Olympix Fitness Aims to Attract Long Beachers Looking for a Workout with a View

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Spinning, rooftop yoga, Crossfit and workouts with a view will all be afforded to members of the new Olympix Fitness, a 25,000 square foot new fitness facility located adjacent to Chuck’s Coffee Shop on the Belmont Shore stretch Ocean...

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New Long Beach Boutique Treats Customers to Handmade Goods

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This week, Long Beach’s Pine Avenue welcomed a new boutique to its collection of restaurants, bars and shops. Streitfeld: A Handcrafted Boutique, has opened its doors to customers searching for a handmade, individualized approach to clothing.

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With Club Ripples for Sale, Owners Remember Highs, Lows of Operating a Long Beach Landmark

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In a conversation with the Post, Club Ripples owners John Garcia and Larry Hebert discussed the club’s history in Long Beach and its lasting legacy on the community.

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JTK Reptiles in Long Beach Is Seventh Street’s Exotic Urban Jungle

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Perhaps the possibility of an encounter with a reptile makes you a little skittish. But for Bryan Cho and the customers at his cozy shop, JTK Reptiles (2321 East Seventh Street), caring for a reptile as a pet is...

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Long Beach Pie Maker’s Dreams to Come True with Opening of First Brick and Mortar

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“The dream was always to have a pie shop on the beach,” said Laurie Gray, founder and owner of The Pie Bar. Now thanks to a five-year lease Gray recently signed for 450 Pine Avenue in Long Beach, The Pie...

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Sister-Owned Long Beach Business Upcycles Vintage Military Gear For All Your Modern Needs

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Heather and Casey Filbey are the clever hands and creative minds behind Reclamation Dept, a Long Beach-based small business “renewing gear from yesteryear.”

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Creators Hope Schwag App Becomes “Big Win” for Long Beach Tech

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Today, the Post spoke with David Black, co-founder of the Long Beach mobile application, Schwag. Offering hyperlocal flash sales based off of one's location, Black says he hopes Schwag will count as a "big win" for Long Beach...

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Groundwork Fitness Aims to Motivate Long Beach Residents, In and Out of the Gym

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Giovanna Ferraro, the owner of Groundwork Fitness, shared her workout and life mantra with the Post, as well as how she hopes to use her gym as a way to engage and improve the community. 

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Long Beach’s Newest Tech Startup Makes Savvy Splash Downtown

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Crouched around computers on the eighth floor of the Pacific Tower in the Work Evolution Laboratories (WE Labs) office space, the team behind Principal spends all day conceptualizing, implementing and marketing new mobile apps introduced by some of Silicon...

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