Monday, December 9, 2013

Atwater Crossing - the Latest Thing on the East Side of L.A.

You might be surprised if I told you

that this space exists in the tiny little locality

that I posted about here.  Atwater Village.

If you didn't know it already, Atwater Village is "up and coming" benefitting from it's proximity to Silver Lake and hosting delicious bakeries like Proof, but with still relatively lower real estate values.  Though Atwater Crossing is located right next to the Metrolink Railroad tracks, it's important that it's still on the "right side" of those tracks.  It is a peaceful place for a coffee or drinks MOST OF THE TIME.  But sometimes, so not much!

Atwater Crossing started as a scruffy outpost of low-rent artist spaces pioneered by Los Feliz' Blue Rooster art supply store (which was also featured in this post.)

And now it's gone terribly groovy and hipsterish with those million dollar architect-y green design condos massed across the street.  (Top picture.)  Generally, the long time Silver Lake residents are not so sure that this is glamorizing of the old environs is quite the best thing.  Mlle Paradis, one of those "new-to-the-hoods" is disinclined to criticize or question, since Atwater Crossing is so convenient to her new studio space and the Verdugo Bar both in Glassell Park.   Mostly the Paradis family will be appreciating a new place to have a drink in the California sunshine.

So what do you think?  If you like to be in the know, now you are!

Just don't blink when rolling down Casitas Street, cuz it's entirely possible that you could miss it.


  1. Sounds like an interesting area that begs to be explored deeper. :-)

  2. huh, huh.
    i can see it happen, the lounging, after a long day's work.