The must of hundreds, thousands of slowly decaying record jackets hangs in the air. If history has a smell, this is it, mixed with the not-so-slight hint of desire. Music resonates throughout the store, washing over the bin-diving clientele. Masked and gloved, the audiophiles search row after row of vinyl, searching for something—something that catches their eye or perhaps a specific album they have sought for days, months, years.
The growing retail landscape of East Long Beach has been joined by a new member catering to an upscale clientele.
California health officials today gave the go-ahead for counties to reopen in-store retail shopping statewide, a major step in California’s emergence from shutdown orders issued in March to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
After announcing that they expect to be open by Fall of next year, the operators behind the 11-acre retail complex known as 2nd & PCH have announced 7 new tenants.
Experts in retail, architecture, branding and more convened in downtown Long Beach to give TED Talk-like presentations on how new technologies are shaping the design of both online and real-world places.
Former jailbird Kevin Fulgenzi has turned his life around and opened a clothing store called XCon Apparel, which he hopes serves as a positive influence for others who may be heading down the wrong path.