Eco-shop Regeneration, in Eagle Rock, going out of business!!! NOOOOO!!!

squeeeemustposessJust look at all those horrified exclamation points there in the subject line! Yes, it breaks my heart to say that Regeneration is being forced into closing its brick-and-mortar shop, by these foul economic times that have befallen us all. [shakes fist impotently at sky.] I doubt there’s much we can do to keep ’em open (and its Etsy site will remain open), but we sure as hell can send ’em out with a bang. Regeneration, I’m broke, and I swore all anyone was getting from me this year were cards, but you’ve made me recant. I’ll be there. With the paltry sum I have left before payday, I shall arrive, and buy as much as possible, and then in the grand tradition of any quality holiday shopping spree, I shall keep it all for myself, and everyone will still be getting just cards.

I saw Cracker open for the New York Dolls tonight, and their lyric here properly sums up my holiday shopping behavior:

” Well I was gonna bring you flowers, but I didn’t.
It’s the thought that counts and I think I’m a bit too broke.”

4 thoughts on “Eco-shop Regeneration, in Eagle Rock, going out of business!!! NOOOOO!!!”

  1. Terrible news. My wife and I would always stop by Regeneration before having dinner at Fatty’s across the street. We’d never leave without buying a little something – we love our Zulu telephone wire basket! – to help keep the store alive. But I guess it was just a matter of time. Too bad, the stuff they had was really neat and notably inexpensive.

    One question, though: when is the store’s last day? Do you know, Lucinda? I’d like to stop by before they close for good.

  2. They didn’t say the last day they’d be opeb, but here’s the e-mail:

    Looks like we’re going to be another casualty of the economy! Many
    things have been marked down in the store, and right after Christmas
    everything will be an additional 20% off.
    Prices will continue to go down from there, depending on how long we
    stay open. We might try sharing the space to stay open as a smaller
    store. Or if there’s anyone interested in taking on the storefront,
    you can get a turnkey business for a bargain! The website and Etsy
    store will keep going. Thank you to all the great customers that have
    made the store last this long!

    1649 Colorado Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90041

  3. Its scary. The down turn is hop-skotchy. Stores here in my corner are hit and miss in terms of better or worse than last year. Oddly restaurants are better and the more unique not-duplicated-in-a-chain retailers are having a better year than last. Unfortunately the latter are really the minority in Old Town. Too many are 20-75% off entire store. The small business guys need a break and business as if we lose them we are going to have serious problems.

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