Echo Park Coffee Beat: Taza Ready to Open, Downbeat Upgrades

Via Twitter, the tenants at an empty storefront on Sunset said they are not far from opening. And, at the former Downbeat Cafe, live music lives.


Maybe you've strolled the bend in Sunset, just above Glendale Boulevard in Echo Park.

Maybe, like us, you've pondered the persistence of emptiness at the storefront at 1825 Sunset.

For months, it's been fronted by a sign promising us Taza Coffee. Now it looks like maybe we've got it.

The Taza folks tweeted Friday that they would open in October.

They also said they'd be open for a short window during last weekend's Echo Park Rising festival.

We've reached out to Taza for more info about what to expect.

We're also keeping an eye on the former , just west of Taza, on Alvarado.

It quietly re-launched itself as Echo Lake Coffee Company earlier this month.

Co-owners Cesar Diaz and his brother Sergio took over the space about six months ago, and just recently announced the name change.

They've also spruced things up a bit, and hosted their grand opening as part of Echo Park Rising.

The bands who played there had a great time.

The music apparently will continue, with a Wednesday Downbeat Jazz night.

Know of a business opening or closing or needing a little push? Tell us about it and we'll find out more.


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