Neighborhood spotlight | Mar Vista
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Neighborhood spotlight | Mar Vista

Neighborhood spotlight | Mar Vista

Employee Blair Arnell of Vintage on Venice sets out a rack of clothes for the morning foot traffic.

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Neighborhood spotlight | Mar Vista

Mar Vista’s historic downtown has specialty shops, coffee spots and tattoo parlors in buildings that date from 1924 to 1960.

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The Bowlero bowling alley.

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Neighborhood spotlight | Mar Vista

Lionel Arnoult begins the morning by setting the tables at Atmosphere Cafe.

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David Arnson handles the vinyl at Timewarp Records.

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A customer leaves Floyd’s barber shop in Mar Vista.

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Customers get a morning hair cut at Floyd’s on Venice Boulevard in Mar Vista.

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A hardware store in Mar Vista.

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Patrick Thomas tattoos the arm of Alejandra Sullivan at the Tattoo Lounge in Mar Vista.

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Dillion Hurst walks out of LABrakeless bicycle shop.

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Mar Vista features a mix of eclectic shops and venues.

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A home in the Mar Vista Tract. 

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The Mar Vista Tract was designed by architect Gregory Ain. The 52-home development aimed to infuse postwar housing for the new middle class with modern design elements.

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All of the 52 homes of the postwar Mar Vista Tract, designed by architect Gregory Ain, still stand. The tract is a flashback to the boom times of the late 1940s.

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The Ocean View Farms Community Garden in Mar Vista.

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Abbie Adams works on her garden at the Ocean View Farms Community Garden in Mar Vista.

 

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Downtown Mar Vista.

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The exterior of Bowlero bowling rink.

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