Ethan Varian

Staff Reporter (Retail, Nonprofits)

Ethan Varian is a Staff Reporter covering the finance, retail and nonprofit sectors.

Phone: 818-316-3130 Extension: 124

Recent Stories

Fun Country Sounds From Simi Valley

Nonprofit broadcaster tailors ad campaigns to local businesses.

Nonprofit, business-friendly radio station.

High Rents Prompt Relocation for Horror Store

LOCATION: Magnolia Park continues search to solve lease escalations.

Campaign continues to save Magnolia Park.

Web Tutoring: A Smart Deal

EDUCATION: VC-backed firm buys Veritas Prep in Calabasas.

Missouri firm buys Veritas Prep in Calabasas.

Valley Community Healthcare Gets Big Grant

Valley Community Healthcare has received a $300,000 grant from the W. M. Keck Foundation to hire new staff and improve patient care.

Shops at Symmetry Signs First Tenants

Seafood restaurant California Fish Grill and coffee shop Drnk/Qwench are the first two tenants at the Shops at Symmetry, a Northridge mall set to open in spring 2020.

B. Riley Subsidiary Liquidates Gymboree Stores

Great American Group LLC, a subsidiary of Woodland Hills-based B. Riley Financial Inc., has begun liquidation sales at all 798 Gymboree and Crazy 8 stores in the U.S. and Canada.

Fine Dine Maestro

Phillip Frankland Lee returned to the Valley to open his own restaurants; now he looks to Montecito, where he’ll charge $550 a plate.

High-end dinner

Woodland Hills CPA Firm Promotes Partners

ACCOUNTING: CNM cites ‘servant leadership’ qualities in executives.

Promotions at Valley CPA firm.

Guitar Center Looks for Harmonic Resurgence

RETAIL: Chain sees services as advantage over e-commerce.

Guitar Center takes stage with sales strategy to counter online competition

Marijuana Woes

On both the retail and real estate fronts, operations hit snags

Legal pot retailers face uphill battle to compete against black-market vendors.

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