Stellar Hardware went out of business several months ago. The storefront is still for lease so I'm upset that they had to leave before the lease was sold.
Hansen's Cakes is famous for it's custom designs. When we wanted a cake with a picture of a specific Pokemon on it Hansen's was able to do it. The cake is very rich, moist and expensive.
Grey Goose is a high end framing shop. They specialize in custom frames of museum quality and the prices reflect that. Service is good but it can take a long time to finish the frame.
Golden China is a Chinese restaurant on a busy section Venice Blvd. While it may not be cutting edge by any means Golden China is dependable. It is especially good for large parties since they have a private room.
GMT Studios has five stages on Buckingham Parkway. They are medium sized from 40 to 110' long. They are pretty basic rooms. Nothing fancy but the best feature is that they allow you to bring your own lighting and grip packages.
Foto-Kem is a lab that processes, prints and transfers film to video. This is the place to go if you have smaller productions such as commercials or student films. The service is good and the turn around time is next day.
Flax in Westwood has a great selection of art supplies for the advanced student and the professional. There is a wide selection of paints, oils, paper and canvas. Upstairs is a great selection of drafting tables and easels.
Exotic Marble & Granite has a huge yard filled with marble and granite slabs. Also there are warehouses of stone tiles to chose from. While they have a lot of slabs in stock they don't have as wide a variety as some yards. They have some very competitive prices. I bought marble tile from them at a very good price.
Eckharts Trailer Hitch & Welding made a custom hitch for my Volvo 850 wagon. After consulting with me they built a hitch that was unobtrusive yet still would hold a large bike rack. They were done in a day and the price was little more than what I would have to pay for an off the shelf hitch.
Dr. Rudolph A. Bedford, MD is a gastroenterologist in Santa Monica. The waiting room is comfortable and the staff professional. Dr. Bedford was very thorough in his exam and helpful in his treatment plan.