All About Long Beach Retro Row

 

The 4th Street Corridor –aka “Retro Row” is a small business district east of Downtown Los Angeles in Long Beach, California. Stretching between Cherry and Junipero Avenue, Retro Row is home to more than 40 independent merchants, ranging from antique dealers and contemporary clothing retailers to skate board shops and wine bars. The district has an overall “retro” feel, hence the name, which includes a 1920’s Art Theatre. Spend the day strolling from shop to shop, or take a casual ride through the designated bike-friendly street lanes. Featured in the pages of the New York Times and various Sunset, Los Angeles, and New York magazines, Long Beach Retro Row is a spot you you don’t want to miss the next time you’re in Southern California.

Shopping

Travelers in search of unique items are urged to check out Retro Row. This diverse group of shops are unlike your run-of-the-mill retail chains, featuring over three blocks of vintage and retro stores that appeal to a wide range of customers. If you have the time, spend the entire day browsing the shops, and bring home a few of your favorite pieces. Current shops on 4th Street include: • AIDS Assistance Thrift Store • Artistic Edge • Assistance League Thrift & Vintage • Déjà vu • East 4th Skate • FAR Outfit • Hawleywood’s • Imonni • Inretrospect • La Bomba • Liberty • Lil Devils Boutique • Meow • Moxi Roller Skates • Park’s Antique • PORT • Replay • Seventh Wave Surf Shop • Sneaky Tiki • Songbird • The Feed Store • TREBOR/NEVETS • Xcape

Food & Drink

After a long day of shopping, stop at one of many restaurants and eateries on Retro Row and grab a bite to eat. The streets are lined with locally owned restaurants, wine bars, and coffee shops, offering a wide selection of food and drink. Whether you’re in the mood for a chocolate dessert or charbroiled burger, there is fare to please all palates. Current eateries on 4th Street include: • 4st Street Vine • Anandamide • Art du Vin • Ashley’s Bar and Grill, Est 1938 • The Flea • Golden Burger • Honduras Kitchen • Kafe Neo • Lola’s Mexican Cuisine • Number Nine • PIKE Restaurant and Bar • Portfolio Coffeehouse • Restauration • The Social List

Services

On the list of Retro Row’s popular businesses is a number of services that both locals and tourists can enjoy. Some of these businesses include Artistic Edge, which offers custom framing and art, Hawleywood’s, which is a world-famous barber shop and shaving parlor, Long Beach United Boxing Club, a boxing and fitness club, and Salon Pop & Barber Shop, a full-service beauty salon.

Art Theatre

One of the shining stars of Retro Row is the Art Theatre. Originally built in 1924, the fully restored cinema offers a unique viewing experience and has been rated the Number One Independent Theatre in Los Angeles. Once a silent movie theatre, Art Theatre has become the place to go to see the newest films on the big screen, while enjoy a beverage from the wine or coffee bar.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s