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January 1, 1995 | ERIN J. AUBRY
Quake-damaged Shopper's World, the indoor swap meet that provided a more upscale brand of retailing in inner-city communities, has closed up shop. The bright red letters that adorned one side of the building--a familiar sight to motorists traveling south on La Brea Avenue from the Santa Monica Freeway--are gone. After sustaining extensive damage in the Jan. 17 earthquake, the cavernous indoor mall at La Brea and Exposition Boulevard faced an uncertain future.
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NEWS
January 1, 1995 | ERIN J. AUBRY
Quake-damaged Shopper's World, the indoor swap meet that provided a more upscale brand of retailing in inner-city communities, has closed up shop. The bright red letters that adorned one side of the building--a familiar sight to motorists traveling south on La Brea Avenue from the Santa Monica Freeway--are gone. After sustaining extensive damage in the Jan. 17 earthquake, the cavernous indoor mall at La Brea and Exposition Boulevard faced an uncertain future.
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TRAVEL
September 16, 1990 | JENNIFER MERIN
When you walk into another culture, you can sometimes find the appropriate shoes. In Catalonia, the culturally rich region in the northeastern corner of Spain, that means stepping into a pair of espadrilles--shoes that have been worn there for thousands of years. Fashioned in hundreds of different styles, espadrille designs are linked with particular towns or stretches of Spanish countryside.
TRAVEL
September 16, 1990 | JENNIFER MERIN
When you walk into another culture, you can sometimes find the appropriate shoes. In Catalonia, the culturally rich region in the northeastern corner of Spain, that means stepping into a pair of espadrilles--shoes that have been worn there for thousands of years. Fashioned in hundreds of different styles, espadrille designs are linked with particular towns or stretches of Spanish countryside.
NEWS
November 29, 1992 | ERIN J. AUBRY
On the surface, Shoppers World looks like many other swap meets in Los Angeles, with about 230 merchants selling everything from compact discs to insurance policies in a cavernous warehouse at La Brea Avenue and Exposition Boulevard. But Shoppers World aspires to be much more than a swap meet.
NEWS
January 12, 1995 | ERIN J. AUBRY
Quake-damaged Shoppers World, the indoor swap meet that provided a more upscale brand of retailing in inner-city communities, has closed up shop. The bright red letters that adorned one side of the building--a familiar sight to motorists traveling south on La Brea Avenue from the Santa Monica Freeway--are gone. After sustaining extensive damage in the Jan. 17 earthquake, the cavernous indoor mall at La Brea and Exposition Boulevard faced an uncertain future.
NEWS
November 7, 1989 | From Times staff and wire service reports
Faced with an eviction suit, Tammy Faye Bakker agreed to vacate her storefront church in Orlando by the end of the month. The Bakkers' ministry, which has been conducting Sunday church services and occasional television gospel shows out of the makeshift church-studio for about four months, owed at least $73,000 in rent, said Shoppers World mall owner Stewart Gilman, who ordered the financially strapped ministry to leave almost two weeks ago.
BUSINESS
May 8, 1992 | JANE APPLEGATE
For businesses damaged or destroyed by the devastating Los Angeles riots, resuming operations quickly and finding new space close to existing customers are among the greatest challenges. One way to achieve this is to locate at a swap meet-style shopping complex. Shoppers World, on south La Brea near Jefferson, is one such complex specifically reaching out to business owners who lost everything in the rampage.
NEWS
December 20, 1992 | IRIS YOKOI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
David Hyun definitely rates a second look when he is dressed up as "Shogun Santa." The long beard on his chin does seem as white as snow. His eyes do seem to twinkle. And you do laugh when you see him, in spite of yourself. But where is the familiar red, fur-lined outfit and matching cap? This Santa instead wears an exquisite red-and-gold kimono , with a gallant red-and-gold warrior's helmet perched atop his curly white wig, and chunky wooden geta sandals.
NEWS
July 8, 1992 | JUBE SHIVER Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
A little more than two months after scores of indoor swap meets--the bargain basements of shopping-poor inner-city Los Angeles--were torched in civil unrest, the survivors among the Korean-style bazaars are enjoying a resurgence. Faced with even fewer shopping alternatives than before the riots, South Los Angeles residents are flocking to the biggest of the swap meets, whose vast interiors are partitioned into honeycombs of booths offering apparel, food, electronic goods and other items.
BUSINESS
April 1, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. needs to change its advertising to avoid suggesting its shoppers save an annual $2,500 per family, the advertising industry's self-regulatory body said in a report Monday. But the report accepted Wal-Mart's claim that its efficiency and size drive down consumer prices across the entire economy, generating that $2,500 savings regardless of where consumers shop.
BUSINESS
November 12, 1991 | BRUCE HOROVITZ
Coca-Cola: the soft drink, is about to become Coca-Cola: the retail store. Shops that sell nothing but Coca-Cola trademark merchandise--from logo-laden T-shirts to trendy train sets--are opening on both coasts. And more may be on the way. An independently owned store jammed with new Coca-Cola collectibles opened last week at the Puente Hills Mall in the City of Industry. Next week, a more lavish company-owned Coke retail store is scheduled to open on 5th Avenue in New York.
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