VENICE: Feel-good shoe brand TOMS is opening its first flagship on Abbot Kinney. The store, which will include a cafe and a space for film screenings and workshops, will be a stone's throw from TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie's sister's shop, Aviator Nation. It's scheduled to open next Saturday, December 15.
CITYWIDE: It looks like it's curtains for grocery store company Fresh & Easy. Based in El Segundo but funded by British firm Tesco, the chain expanded rapidly in recent years but has not caught on with consumers as had been hoped. This morning, Fresh & Easy's Corporate Director sent members of the press a sad note about the probable closures.
LAX: Good news for luxury shoppers who also like to travel: LAX is getting a slew of high-end boutiques. Coming soon to the revamped Tom Bradley International Terminal are Kitson, Fred Segal, Gucci, Balenciaga, and more.
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