Katherine Tangalakis-Lippert

Staff Reporter (Retail, Hospitality, Nonprofits)

Email: klippert@sfvbj.com
Phone: 818-316-3130 Extension: 124

Recent Stories

Cal Lutheran Denies Gallegly Charges

California Lutheran University has denied the claims made in a lawsuit filed recently by Elton Gallegly alleging that the Thousand Oaks school had breached a contract and refused to account for donated money, saying leadership is “disappointed” by the former congressman’s decision to pursue legal action.

Zevia Goes Public to Fund ‘Disruptive’ Soda

Product delivers bubbly drinks flavored with natural sweetener.

Big deals from throughout the greater Valley region.

Beyond Breakfast

RESTAURANTS: IHOP now caters to the lunch and dinner crowd with sandwiches and alcoholic beverages.

This year, IHOP has transitioned away from its pancake-focused identity, broadening its appeal with lunch and dinner offerings and a pilot program featuring a beer and wine menu.

Sportsmen’s Lodge Fills To Capacity

Apparel shops fill out tenant mix in Studio City.

The Shops at Sportsmen’s Lodge announced late November that four new fashion retail tenants will be added to the newly redeveloped shopping center in Studio City, filling the center to capacity.

City Takes Action Against Motel

Hometown Inn could be declared a public nuisance.

L.A. city attorney and mayoral candidate Mike Feuer announced a lawsuit in late November against the owners of the 64-room Hometown Inn Motel in North Hills, calling the location a public nuisance and a “jaw-dropping” source of violence.

Toys Under Tree?

RETAIL: MGA’s Isaac Larian said demand for children’s products is high, but supply chain issues may delay their arrival.

Doll manufacturer MGA Entertainment cannot wait on supply chain problems.

Alliance to Revitalize Retail Center

Lake View Terrace to function as pilot project.

The Lake View Terrace Shopping Center in Pacoima will be revitalized as part of a pilot program funded by a grant from Wells Fargo & Co. and developed by the Valley Economic Alliance, the business development collaborative announced last month.

Business Theme for Westfield Festival

Holiday shopping center event features Valley companies.

Westfield Topanga shopping center partnered with Nestor Aguilar, the realtor and social media influencer behind 818 Insider, to host the Valley Winter Fest with an event designed to promote small businesses this year.

Fragrance Seekers Try Options Online

Samples of brand-name perfume and cologne start at 99 cents.

Microperfumes, a Calabasas-based startup fragrance retailer launched in August of last year, is poised to make $1 million in revenue this month selling small samples of brand-name scents.

Dole Finds New Home in Complex Merger

Westlake Village company relocates in tandem with third IPO.

Big deals from throughout the greater Valley region.

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