What locals are talking about from El Segundo to the PV Peninsula
Back in our Holiday Issue we opened up a conversation with local businesses and adjacent residents affected by the dust, debris and delays caused by the lengthy Pier Avenue construction and revitalization. With our own offices located south of the Pier, just off Hermosa Avenue, the staff got daily exposure to the traffic jams and detours caused by the project. While many had few nice things to say about the weary process itself, there was unanimous praise for the final result—a cleaner, wider and palm-lined commercial entryway to the city of Hermosa Beach. Several months later, we’re already seeing results as new business join other commercial visionaries on the block. One of those, Maison Luxe, celebrated with a Grand Opening party on April 1st that we were fortunate enough to attend.
A longtime Manhattan Beach fixture, the store made the bold decision to pack up its home design wares and take occupancy with a southern neighbor. “We liked what we saw going on in downtown Hermosa Beach with all the street renovations, first Thursdays and new retail stores like Gum Tree that are creating a buzz about the city,” says storeowner and interior designer Carrie Quinn. “There is a great positive energy in the city and you can't beat the foot traffic on Pier Avenue.”
Be sure to check out all the beautiful beach chic items on display in the new space and hit up Carrie and crew for divine décor advice. New location! 138 Pier Avenue in Hermosa Beach. 310-546-5552, maisonluxehome.com
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