Padre has been an East Village Arts District staple for years where the Latin-inspired gastropub has served its tacos, ceviche and other fare from its downstairs restaurant while slinging craft cocktails at its upstairs bar, Mezcalero Long Beach.
It’s now much easier for the community to use the East Village Arts Park.
Q: I’ve just recently gone through the 3rd and final name change for my business’s short six-month life. Before that, I was a popular caterer. The forced name change, coupled with a challenging location on 3rd/Elm in downtown Long Beach, is making it difficult for me to survive. We’re two blocks off of the cool stuff on Broadway. How do I overcome my location and lack of branding in growing my business? -Kimberly Sanchez, owner, Sweet Dixie Kitchen
This Saturday will welcome the first sidewalk sale hosted by a group of established and new East Village Arts District stores to celebrate the coming of summer.
Skateboarding and punk music have been intertwined almost since day one, but not until Durty Mick’s brought its expanded skateshop and record store to the revitalized corner of 3rd St. and Elm Ave. that the combination became a brick-and-mortar reality.