Murals Join Melrose Elementary School

Melrose Elementary School recently got four exciting, colorful new murals, courtesy of the Melrose Business Improvement District. Award-winning artist Justin Bua curated the program, enlisting four renowned street artists to create lively, animal-themed murals for the kids. The artists included Annie Preece, who created an enormous sea creature/fantasy-inspired mural for the front-facing wall; Jules Muck, […]

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Students Create Themed Window Displays – Melrose Art

As stores transition on Melrose, storefronts often sit empty as property owners wait for new tenants to move in. The BID thought it would be fun to activate these spaces with eye-catching displays that enliven the street. To that end, they reached out to BID Board Member Pierson Blaetz of the Greenway Arts Alliance (the […]

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Organic Shimmer Los Angeles Grand Opening

The Northern California-based salon Organic Shimmer, recently opened its doors at 7712 Melrose Avenue. The grand opening salon party featured The Walking Dead star Brighton Sharbino and Social Media Stars such as Julia Kelly, The Gabbie Show and Liza Koshy. Owner Christina Lewis had this to say, “We are thrilled to expand our airbrush tanning […]

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Huffington Post Appreciates Greenway Court Theatre

Ashley Jude Collie, wrote a great peace about one of our active Melrose BID members, Pierson Blaetz, regarding Greenway Court Theatre’s presentation of SWARM CELL. This play is about homelessness and modern-world problems with an all female cast. The article covers how this all came together via efforts by members of the The Greenway Arts Alliance. Please read, share […]

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The Mountaintop

Roger Guenveur Smith directs L.A. premiere of Katori Hall’s award-winning ‘The Mountaintop’ for Black History Month WHAT: The Mountaintop — The Matrix Theatre Company honors Black History Month with the Los Angeles premiere of Katori Hall’s gripping and often humorous re-imagining of events the night before the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. What […]

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Melrose Milestones

The Melrose BID commenced operations in April, 2014. In the last year we have accomplished a great deal. Following is a list of our top achievements to date: Street Cleaning: Initiated streetscape clean-up: street sweeping, trash collection, installed decorative receptacles, alley clean-up, sidewalk pressure washing, graffiti and sticker removal, weed abatement. We removed more than […]

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Rise and Shine With Melrose Umbrella Co. Craft Coffee Bar

When owners Zach Patterson, Austin Melrose and Christine Solomon were building Melrose Umbrella Co., they envisioned a well-crafted and comfortable location to enjoy espresso, coffee and tea. This sentiment was continually echoed and affirmed by the neighborhood. After a year and a half of operating their cocktail program, they have now officially launched their long-awaited […]

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