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Monday, June 15, 2009

Can Tavin fill the void Show Pony left behind at Chicken Corner?

The closing of Show Pony, a popular Echo Park boutique and art space, and the departure of Han Cholo, a showcase of Ghetto fabulous jewelry, nearly three months ago left many wondering about the fate of Chicken Corner. That's the name of the crossroads where Echo Park, Delta and Morton avenues meet and where a half-block of storefronts have served as a magnet for art lovers, shoppers and coffee drinkers. The owner of Show Pony was reportedly paying $1,200 a month in rent and it was not clear, given the tough economy, who would fill the voild. Well, the Hans Cholo space is still vacant but the formerly pink-and-white striped Show Pony space is being converted into a "concept boutique" called Tavin.

Tavin is named after Echo Park resident Eric Tavin, a cosutmer and stylist who was looking for a change. So, the former New York actress moved quickly to lease the Show Pony space.
Tavin is expected to be open in time for launch party on July 11.

"Our store is going to be a concept boutique featuring selective vintage and new designer clothes, jewelry, and accessories for women and children," said Tavin in an email "We hope to feature local designers, especially. On top of that, to create an atmospheric, lifestyle space, we will also sell art pieces, books, and home items. We are looking forward to making Echo Park an even more interesting and cool place to shop live hang and be."

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