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“Stars Shop Small For WeHo” Entices Shoppers to Support Local Business

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WEST HOLLYWOOD — RYU Apparel Inc., creators of an urban athletic apparel line, partnered with American Express in support of its “Stars Shop Small For WeHo” on Saturday November 30th in several locations around the City of West Hollywood, in association with the West Hollywood Chamber Of Commerce.

This year, celebrities participated in Small Business Saturday founded by American Express in 2010 to respond to small business owners’ need for more customers during the holiday shopping season.

RYU’s pop-up was intended to create a unique shopping experience. Alongside the Respect Your Universe team, partner actress Elisabeth Rohm, hosted the event on behalf of RYU, spending time with visitors and taking numerous pictures, while introducing the brand to newcomers.

The event happened at Ysabel Restaurant in West Hollywood. A portion of the proceeds from participating store retail sales and donations go to Los Angeles LGBT Center Culinary Arts program. 

The Center’s innovative Culinary Arts program is an inter-generational training program for LGBTQ youth experiencing homelessness and low-income LGBT seniors. Taught at the Center’s commercial kitchen in the Anita May Rosenstein Campus, the 300-hour program engages youth, ages 18–24, to learn basic culinary skills alongside students from the Center’s Senior Services programs.

The event is estimated to have generated over 66 million impressions in the press and online coverage, without including Social Media Impressions. Among others, Elisabeth Rohm, soon to be featured in the new “Bombshell” movie, opening this week in North American theatres, besides top actresses Charlize Theron, Margot Robbie and Nicole Kidman, had the chance to talk about this initiative at KTLA, and she was featured on US Magazine in the “Hot Pics” section.

Getty Images also supported the full event all over the city of West Hollywood.

According to American Express, an estimated 110 Million shoppers positively impacted communities by choosing to Shop Small, generating about $ 19.6B in spending at independent retailers and restaurants, obliterating last year’s figure of an estimated $ 17.8B.

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RAGE is Latest Venue to Fall Victim to the Pandemic

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Another LGBTQ+ Nightlife Destination Has Fallen Victim to the Pandemic

WEST HOLLYWOOD (L.A. Magazine) — Rage nightclub has been a destination for LGBTQ+ nightlife in the bustling Santa Monica Boulevard corridor of West Hollywood for decades. Now, nearly 40 years after first opening its doors, the club has announced it has permanently closed, yet another local business to collapse amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rage nightclub management lays some portion of the blame on their landlord, Monte Overstreet. The club’s now-former general manager, Ron Madrill, told Q Voice News that rent for the location was already “very high” prior to operations shutting down in March. He says he believes an impasse over rent payments may have contributed to Rage’s closure.

Overstreet also reportedly owns the space formerly occupied by neighboring bar Flaming Saddles Saloon, which also announced […]

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21 Workers Test Positive for Coronavirus at Rock n Roll Ralphs

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Workers protest outside Ralphs in Hollywood where 21 have tested positive for coronavirus

HOLLYWOOD (KTLA) — Workers rallied Friday outside a Ralphs store in Hollywood where 21 people have tested positive for the coronavirus.

The group called on the store to take more aggressive action when staff test positive for the virus, and to ramp up efforts to protect the grocery store employees, who are considered essential workers on the front lines of the pandemic.

They said they speak for thousands of workers who are afraid they aren’t getting enough protection as the virus continues to spread countywide, infecting more than 24,000 as of Friday.

The Ralphs at 7257 W. Sunset Blvd. has had an outbreak involving several workers who tested positive for the virus, according to the Los Angeles Department of Public Health, which lists businesses and […]

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‘Stay Put, Order In’ and Dine With Friends on Zoom, Says Mayor

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WEST HOLLYWOOD — WeHo is home to some of the best restaurants in the world and our community members are used to gathering around restaurant tables and enjoying meals together. Now, there’s an opportunity to, instead, gather around kitchen tables at home and enjoy a meal (or many!) while supporting our local restaurants.

“One of the worst things about the Safer At Home directive is being disconnected from friends, neighbors, and the city around us,” said City of West Hollywood Mayor John D’Amico. “Don’t be alone if you don’t have to be – take advantage of the technology out there and invite a friend to Zoom in for Ziti or share some Farfalle over FaceTime.”

Mealtime is a wonderful opportunity to connect with friends, family, and loved ones using virtual teleconferencing technology, while partaking in your favorite delivered or takeout food.

City Encourages Residents to Support Local Restaurants During Safer At Home Orders

Many West Hollywood restaurants remain open and are offering takeout, curbside, and delivery meals, which are sensitive to social distancing during the emergency. The City of West Hollywood and the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce have teamed up to offer a directory of “Stay Put, Order In” eateries in West Hollywood, which is accessible by visitingwww.weho.org/coronavirus (click the “Stay Put, Order In” link!) or www.wehochamber.com/dinein. This list is updated daily.

“We need to start hanging out together, and talking, and seeing each other again. So, why not plan to #WeHoDinnerConnect this week – maybe Saturday at 8 p.m.? Or Sunday at 7 p.m.? Or even just 15 minutes of screen-to-screen gossip,” said Mayor D’Amico. “And you don’t have to cook a thing… local restaurants have meals and menus tailored to take-away choices and they’re ready to send food over to your house or make arrangements for you to pick it up.”

If picking up food, remember to wear face coverings, which are required to enter essential businesses.

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