Councilmember Pearce Spearheads Revamp of Conditional Use Permit for Local Businesses

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Councilmember Jeannine Pearce’s proposal to streamline the Conditional Use Permit (CUP) process, making it more accessible for neighborhoods and affordable for businesses, was passed unanimously by the Long Beach City Council.

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MADE in Long Beach Up and Running Under New Management Following Group Resignation

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MADE in Long Beach seemed like it needed its own MADE in Long Beach—a more lucrative, more organized MADE—when a handful of its employees resigned and shut the doors on Friday.

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Opening of Newest Long Beach Boutique Gym, Olympix Fitness, Now Slated for October

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Long Beach residents have just a few more months to wait for the opening of Olympix Fitness, the upscale boutique fitness center originally slated to open this month, according to business partners Jarrett Tooley and Kurt Schneiter.

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Pet App Startup Founder Looks to Establish International Pet Owner Network—Right Here in Long Beach

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About four years ago, Long Beach resident Jeff Boverman adopted a dog—a rescue dog that he called “puppy.” One fateful morning, he opened the door to his home to get equipment, and the dog escaped, running “helter skelter,” as...

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Long Beach Preschool Enhances Business Practices, Earning Owner Rising Star Award

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One Year ago, Kidworks Children's Center owner Dinuka Ranasinghe found herself at a crossroads: how could she provide the quality preschool and daycare environment desired for the business she’d owned since 2008, while also ensuring affordability for every parent and...

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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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