Category Archives: Places & Services

We entrust them with our loyalty and money while they provide us their professional services and spaces in return—services and spaces, mind you, that brighten our communities and organize our lives.

Hair Salon

Salon Wire 1201 Loma Ave  562-386-2007 salon-wire.com Salon Wire is a newly established salon with a modern twist. Owned by brother and sister duo Chris and Margeaux Hamrock, their ideas on business have already separated them from other salons in the area. Their commitment to only using all natural hair products and environmentally conscious approach […]

Lash Bar

My Chick Habit 3226 E Broadway  562-333-6897 mychickhabit.com Eyelash extensions are the new hair extensions. So, if you find yourself admiring a lady’s thick fringe, chances are she’s had them done at one of the many eyelash salons popping up all over town. And readers say the best is My Chick Habit in Bluff Park, […]

Boutique

Twig & Willow 3740 E 4th St (multiple locations) 562-433-8944 twigandwillow.com This adorable boutique offers the latest styles in clothing, home decor, jewelry, accessories and loungewear. If you’re looking for the perfect gift, this is the place to go. And, as one reader said, this store has the best customer service and “positive atmosphere” in Long […]

Non-Profit

His Little Feet [email protected]  hislitfeet.org The mission of this small nonprofit is simple: equip kids with shoes. It’s not something most people think about, but forking out $50 to $100 for sneakers isn’t easy for those without means—especially considering how fast kids outgrow them. The nonprofit relies on donations from public and private companies, and […]

Pet Store

Centinela Feed & Pet Supplies 4700 Pacific Coast Hwy  562-494-1660 centinelafeed.com With 18 stores throughout Southern California, Centinela Feed is known not just for its animal food. It provides a variety of services like vaccinations, dog training, adoptions and wash services—making it a one-stop shop for your small pet’s needs. The first store opened on […]

Thrift Shop

Out of the Closet 3500 Pacific Coast Hwy  562-494-0340 outofthecloset.org Painted bright pink and practically impossible to miss while taking a drive down PCH, Out of the Closet is a thrift store any seasoned thrifter knows not to pass over. The attention to detail the staff put into selecting and organizing their donations is evident […]

Antique Store

Urban Americana 1345 Coronado Ave  562-494-7300 urbanamericana.com Whatever decor you’re going for, you’ll find plenty of items to complement it at this sprawling warehouse store. From weathered farmhouse style tables and cabinets to mid-century credenzas and stereo consoles, to industrial stools and carts to eclectic modern art. Urban Americana also has a lot of memorabilia […]

Skate Park

Bixby Park 130 Cherry Ave  562-570-1601 longbeach.gov/park Originally a DIY park created by local skaters within Bixby Park, “often mistakenly called “Cherry Park,” officially became recognized by the city in 2015 when it was revamped by California Skateparks. It’s remained a beloved free and “unbranded” skate park with a robust community of skaters since.

Skate Shop

Moxi Roller Skate Shop 2132 E 4th St  562-434-8488 moxilongbeach.com With its pastel pink storefront, this shop in the heart of Retro Row is known for its expert staff and involvement with the local Roller Derby scene. The store specializes in quad roller skates specifically and can even turn almost any pair of shoes or […]

Spa

Spa Sidney 3519 E Broadway  562-433-9665 spasidney.com Voters said Spa Sidney gives the “best facials in town.” Located in Belmont Heights, this spa is a one-stop-shop that offers everything from facials to massages to haircuts to brow shaping.