Melrose Fairfax


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Melrose Avenue is a well-known Los Angeles street that starts from Santa Monica Boulevard at the border between Beverly Hills and West Hollywood and ends at Hoover Street in Silver Lake. Melrose runs north of Beverly Boulevard and south of Santa Monica Boulevard.

This is the tale of two streets. Since the early '80s, the stretch of Melrose between Fairfax and La Brea avenues has defined hip shopping in Los Angeles. The storefronts alone are works of pop art, and the approximately dozen blocks are still packed with hipsters trying to score the latest cool attire. Check out Red Balls, Slow, and Von Dutch for great clothing. Aardvark's and Wasteland specialize in secondhand items. On west side of Fairfax Avenue, Melrose has emerged as a high-end paradise. Lower-key stores such as miu miu, the legendary Fred Segal's, Costume National, and Forinara all have made it a deserving alternative to the Robertson Boulevard experience.

Fairfax Avenue is a street on north central Los Angeles, California. It runs from La Cienega Boulevard (which separates the Westside from the central part of the city) with Culver City at its southern end to Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood on its northern end.

Since World War II, the Fairfax District has been a heavily Jewish neighborhood. Canter's Deli has been a late night hangout in Los Angeles since the 1940s. CBS's Television City is located on the corner of Fairfax and Beverly Boulevard, the former site of Gilmore Stadium, where the minor league baseball team, the Hollywood Stars, used to play prior to the Dodgers moving from Brooklyn. World-famous recording studio, Cherokee Studios, home to over 250 gold and platinum recorders, is just above Melrose Avenue.

The Grove is based off 3rd Street and Fairfax. Due to the volume of high density attractions, Fairfax is one of the most congested streets in Los Angeles. Little Ethiopia is further south by Olympic Blvd. South of Olympic, Fairfax narrows to two lanes.