Longtime burger chain down to last location in Los Angeles.
Restaurant: The Hamburger Hamlet chain has shrunk to its last outlet.
Development: In ‘N’ Out agrees to build toned down outlet in Westlake Village.
The neon red-and-yellow arrow signs that have helped make In-N-Out Burger a landmark will get a makeover when the burger chain opens at the new Shoppes at Westlake Village.
Investments: Westside banker looks beyond serious illness to advise Valley companies.
Investments: Alexander Cappello advises two Valley corporations – Cheesecake Factory and Sport Chalet.
DineEquity Inc. announced on Monday the company has opened its first IHOP restaurant in Saudi Arabia.
Glendale Galleria store offers free live cooking demos.
Retail: If you’re not sure about that stove, a chef will try it before you buy it.
David Hunt is legally blind but his nose knows wine.
Wine: Vintner David Hunt sees opportunities despite being legally blind.
Restaurants: Applebee’s would be largest chain yet to put tablets at every table, with a whopping 100,000 installed nationwide.
Restaurants: Applebee’s plans to put 100,000 tablets on the table.
Philanthropy: Medtronic turns over $50,000 to help poor diabetic patients.
MEND – Meet Each Need with Dignity, a poverty-relief organization in Pacoima, received a $50,000 Health Access grant this month from Medtronic Philanthropy, a part of Medtronic Inc.
Retail: Westfield signs smaller stores for space once set for discounter.
Real Estate: Santa Clarita Town Center seeks tenants after Wal-Mart deal fizzles.
PizzaRev, the San Fernando Valley fast-casual pizza chain, opened a sixth location Thursday as part of a major expansion planned for the next 12 months.
Woodland Hills firm creates index that sizes up celebrity pull.
Media: InterMedia’s DR Star Index ranks celebrities by endorsement value.
Little Giraffe selling luxury baby goods in China.
Marketing: Little Giraffe gives new options to Chinese parents eager to pamper their children.
Flash-mob organizer opens Simi Valley dance studio in mall.
Fitness: Simi Valley entrepreneur moves from flash mobs to dance studio.
eCommerce: Seven firms have chance for $250,000 and trip to Google offices.
Seven companies in Northridge and Chatsworth are among the finalists in a national grant competition run by the banking division of J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
Toys: MGA launches new line of dolls after surviving yearslong Mattel battle.
Toys: After settling the Mattel lawsuit, MGA Entertainment puts new toys on the shelf.
Blaze Pizza LLC announced Wednesday it will open a new Glendale location of the fast-casual pizza chain during the first quarter of 2014.
DineEquity Inc. announced Tuesday a plan to put 100,000 tablets in its Applebee’s restaurants across the country in 2014.
Thursday marked the first time major department stores at the Glendale Galleria opened at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving.
Sport Chalet Inc. filed a notice Tuesday with the Securities and Exchange Commission announcing communication from Nasdaq Stock Market LLC about the company’s non-compliance with the exchange’s rules.
Cheesecake Factory announced Tuesday it is opening at the Westfield North County mall in Escondido, the chain’s first restaurant in north San Diego County.
Northridge Fashion Center will be rolling out tablet-equipped shopping carts on Monday after closing.
Philanthropy: Network assists firefighters felled by occupational hazard.
The Firefighter Cancer Support Network celebrated a three-day event and fundraiser earlier this month to support firefighters and their immediate families diagnosed with cancer.
What makes you company unusual? Lindsey Deitsch: Our entire product line is not only gluten free, but is also rice free – a huge selling point.
While some 20-somethings ask their parents to loan them cash for a month’s rent or an unexpected car repair, Antony Donico asked his mother for a much larger investment – a sum that eventually totaled $50,000.
Cherokee Inc., the apparel and accessories brand licensing company, announced Tuesday it struck a deal to have its Liz Lange Maternity Brand sold online and at retail stores in India.
An upscale multiplex theater with in-theater dining will be constructed at Simi Valley Town Center.
Cheesecake Factory Inc. has reached an agreement to sell its cheesecakes through Harry & David, one of the leading catalogue and online gift sites, the companies announced Wednesday.
Sport Chalet Inc. reported a quarterly loss Monday driven by declining sales figures and the closure of three underperforming stores.
Restaurants: Higher-end Hook Burger opens near Westfield Promenade.
After three decades of building Habit Burger Grill from one cafe in the tiny coastal city of Goleta into a regional restaurant chain, founder Brent Reichard has gone upscale.
Fencing studio runs Jedi Academy under Disney’s nose.
Sports: Fencing studio follows the way of the Jedi.
United Online Inc., completed its tax-free spinoff of FTD Cos. Inc. on Friday, with all FTD common stock distributed among United Online shareholders.
Shares of DineEquity Inc. hit an all-time high on Tuesday as the restaurant operator beat analysts’ earnings estimates and saw same-store sales rise at its IHOP chain.
The office market in the Santa Clarita Valley continues to have a lackluster year, though a high-profile sale could boost optimism going forward.
The Antelope Valley industrial market had a relatively fair quarter, recovering from an abysmal second quarter.
The son of Sport Chalet Inc. founders Norbert and Irene Olberz has stepped down as a director amid a review by the La Canada Flintridge sporting goods chain of its strategic alternatives.
Buffalo’s Café will open its first store in California tomorrow in Palmdale.
Pinot’s Palette is latest franchise in the ‘paint-and-sip’ craze.
Entertainment: At Pinot’s Palette, you can sip wine and create art with friends.
Construction: Branch dedication celebrates contributions of founders.
The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Conejo Valley celebrated a new branch in honor of founders Cal and Marje Johnston last month.
Retail: Sport Chalet has been unprofitable and is considering its strategic options, including a sale.
Retail: Sport Chalet seeks a winning strategy with new partners.
City of Hope and Providence Health & Services announced a partnership today to bring comprehensive cancer patient care to Providence’s Southern California area hospitals, including three San Fernando Valley area hospitals.
Juicy Couture’s plush days of velour track suits and crown logos are over.
DineEquity declares 75 cent dividend. Electro Rent misses on earnings.
Cheesecake Factory opened up a new Valley restaurant on Wednesday at the Westfield Topanga mall in Canoga Park.
Gelson’s Markets will open a store in La Cañada-Flintridge, parent company Arden Group announced Monday.
Development: Grandview hotel on San Fernando recalls film history.
The Grandview Suites hotel will bring a concrete version of the entertainment industry to the area south of downtown in Burbank.
Westlake Village agent takes financial stress out of island getaways.
Travel: Hawaii Connection is keeping tabs on hotel room fees.
Glendale mall gets pumped up with first JustFab retail store.
Retail: When JustFab decided to open its first store, it came to the Glendale Galleria.
Chatsworth museum rescues ‘relics’ from premature oblivion.
Non-Profit: New museum will display artifacts of Valley history.
Charity: Kiwanis event draws crowd, raises funds for Conejo programs.
The Kiwanis Club of Thousand Oaks Charitable Foundation has a hit on its hands with its annual Kiwanis Brew Fest.