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Surfas update?

amandine Jun 11, 2007 08:41 PM

Anyone know the status on Surfas (i.e. are they staying or going)? Pardon me if there's a post on this already, I couldn't find it.

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    nolitasurfer RE: amandine Jun 12, 2007 09:05 AM

    I just went there on Sunday - they are there. Are there any other kitchen supply stores that you have been to in LA or OC?

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      Diana RE: nolitasurfer Jun 12, 2007 09:12 AM

      Star in Van Nuys is a restaurant supply stoer. Better prices than Sur La Table or William sonoma, but it has stuff for actual restaraunts, so does not have all the gourmet food treats.

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        Sugar Jones RE: nolitasurfer Jun 12, 2007 09:38 AM

        Star is expensive. Try Charlie's Fixtures on Venice near Western. No gourmet, just hardcore restaurant/cooking equipment. It's down and dirty, but good prices. Also, if you can get a membership to Restaurant Depot..the prices on their equipment are very good.

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          RicRios RE: Sugar Jones Jun 12, 2007 10:17 AM

          Not too sure re. Restaurant Depot ( a.k.a. Jetro )
          Better prices sometimes at these two, which are membership-free!

          2378 W Washington Blvd
          LA, CA 90018

          Restaurant World
          3521 W Washington Blvd
          LA, CA 90018

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            monku RE: Sugar Jones Jun 12, 2007 05:23 PM

            Restaurant Depot you have to have a business license or letter from a non-profit organization authorizing you to shop for them.

            Depending on what you're looking for there are cash & carry restaurant supply places around downtown LA. Place like the Dish Factory in the toy district of downtown has new and used restaurant supplies.
            Note these places aren't your foo-foo kind of places like Surfas, Sur La Table or Williams & Sonoma.
            Dish Factory
            310 S Los Angeles St
            Los Angeles, CA 90013
            (213) 687-9500

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          Burger Boy RE: amandine Jun 12, 2007 09:39 PM

          I am sure this will be deleted, but the Main store is okay, it is one of the warehouses, the City won. Surfas is trying to figure out how they will make it work, this was told to me around February.

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