Talented artist Cathy Brown has been observing and documenting everyday life in Los Angeles with her photographs for a long time.  She captured the essence of the Coffee Shop in the transfer photo of the ampersand. When we opened we were a Coffee Shop & Market.  After the first year it was obvious that the liquor store and market had to go.  Customers on the Coffee Shop side were on their way up.  Customers on the liquor store side were on their way down, one 1/2 pint of Popov vodka at a time. The photo at the bottom is of the old entrance from the parking lot on Carmen Ave. into the adjacent hotel.  This entrance doesn’t look like this anymore since  the hotel recently went through a long overdue make-over.