Given the Pike Bar & Grill’s popularity, it naturally makes sense that Chris Reece, the owner and operator, was looking to expand—but not here in Long Beach, but in Los Alamitos in the middle of a nondescript strip mall, where his new location unlocked its doors for a soft opening on Monday.
It was the summer of 1967 when Jim Coke– a Long Beach-bred student photographer shorthanded with just two rolls of film for the entire festival since he was, well, a student—snapped shots of The Doors’ Jim Morrison during a performance in Northridge. The resulting “Scream Sequence” is now on display at Fingerprints along with a mural of one of the photos, all in honor of what would have been the frontman’s 70th birthday.
Do you do what you love and love what you do? Jim Ritson and Sophia Sandoval have created a space to share their loves with the community: delicious boutique wine and craft beers that have been carefully chosen by the pair and a celebration of creativity that perpetually hangs in the air.