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Location of Los Angeles Kwik-E-Mart?

Chandavkl Jul 5, 2007 09:59 AM

The Los Angeles Times article says that one of the dozen Kwik-E-Marts set up nationally is in Los Angeles--but it doesn't say where. Anybody know the location?

  1. wizardx Jul 16, 2007 01:38 AM

    Went to the Burbank one and it was very busy , not mobbed but controlled with a security guard, thay had a LOT of the products... although no radioactive man comics...

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      Das Ubergeek Jul 16, 2007 07:52 AM

      I was going to go to the Burbank one, it's near my office, but with the line around the bloody block I wasn't going to wait...

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        wizardx Jul 16, 2007 11:48 AM

        not even for Krusty O's???

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          AGENT FOODIE Jul 17, 2007 01:42 AM

          sorry my previous post was only for the location in LA on venice blvd.

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            BadKnifeSkills Jul 20, 2007 02:50 PM

            Went there today. Krusty-O's are discontinued. But, they did have Buzz Cola and the pink donuts. Not very busy at noon.

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        kek is khmer Jul 15, 2007 01:08 AM

        Anyone got an update on which location has any Krusty O's or radioactive man comics? I went to the one in palms on Saturday and they were out of both. I dont know if they were completely out or just restocking later but I didn't even see empty shelf space for where they might have been.

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          QualityMart Jul 15, 2007 01:51 PM

          You have to just call and call and call, and then double check before you go by calling again, and then hope that between when you leave the house and when you get there stuff hasn't sold out. Although they've been pretty good about saying "we'll put the next batch out at noon tomorrow" or whatever, but I don't know how reliable that is. It's crazy.

          310-397-1522

          (In other words, nothing lasts on the shelves for more than a few hours, if even that. So you have to time it right when they put it out. It's harder than getting a Nintendo Wii!)

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            AGENT FOODIE Jul 16, 2007 12:09 AM

            i talked to the guy from the studio today. he said that they are getting kwik-e-mart hats today (monday), getting more itchy and scratchy bobleheads tuesday, and finally more krusty-os, buzz cola, etc on wed. One of the employees said to come around 1-2pm since that is when the fedex driver drops stuff off and when they put stuff out. otherwise yes try calling if you can get thru and actually get someone to answer the phone. i did buy some doughnuts though

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              kek is khmer Jul 16, 2007 01:56 PM

              Agent Foodie, was that for all the locations or just the Burbank one?

              QualityMart, it took me 3 months to find a wii. I hope Krusty O's aren't that hard to find. :)

        2. bigtums Jul 10, 2007 04:59 PM

          I heard they sell Radioactive Man comics too.

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            AGENT FOODIE Jul 10, 2007 10:42 PM

            i am so going......when they restock

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            QualityMart Jul 8, 2007 10:17 PM

            So I stopped at the one at Venice & Supulveda today around 11am. They were out of EVERYTHING Simpsons-related, and there were still people flocking it. (All leaving disappointed.) I didn't have a chance to ask when they would be restocking sicne I wanted to get out at that point. Anyone know?

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              Dommy Jul 9, 2007 10:37 AM

              They restock in the early Mornings and late evenings... There is usually a frazzled looking lady from Fox there and you can ask her...

              --Dommy!

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                QualityMart Jul 9, 2007 11:33 PM

                Well they still haven't restocked any Simpsons items. I called them and they originally said they were getting new stock tonight but now are telling me not untill Wednesday.

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                  Dommy Jul 10, 2007 10:58 PM

                  So sorry to hear that... the first few days they were restocking daily... sometimes twice a day... but then again I was getting text messages about it from the "kids" I used to organize Comic Cons with....

                  --Dommy!

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                    QualityMart Jul 11, 2007 08:41 AM

                    Ok I finally got one of the store guys to admit that they do have limited amounts of stuff in stock but are bringing it out in limited quantities once or twice a day. Nothing wrong with that, but previous people kept telling me they were completely sold out. (And it's possible that they were, over the weekend.) In any case, I finally managed to nab a box of Krusty-O's and some other stuff around midnight last night. The place was mobbed! a constant line of 20-30 people for at least an hour even as people got through there quickly. My advice to anyone interested is to just keep calling, and strike quickly if they have stuff.

              2. mke2lax Jul 6, 2007 09:52 PM

                OK...I'm going to the Venice Blvd one tomorrow morning... with a young woman who's first word she could read was "Simpsons!". (she just turned 20....so she was all of three years old then) This is a trek from Torrance...so....where should we have a wonderful CH lunch nearby?

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                  QualityMart Jul 7, 2007 12:52 AM

                  Cafe Brasil! Trust me: Cafe Brasil. The one on Venice, just a few blocks down.

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                    gaylenwaydelich Jul 7, 2007 06:16 PM

                    Tito's Tacos or Johnny's Pastrami on Sepulveda and Wahington Bl.

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                      Das Ubergeek Jul 16, 2007 07:51 AM

                      Ick, Tito's... I don't understand that place.

                      I would vote Sabor a Mexico or even Fassica.

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                        gaylenwaydelich Jul 16, 2007 07:51 PM

                        I like Tito's although it's more TexMex than hard core Mexican. Obviously they are doing something right as witnessed by the ever-present lines. My niece and her husband drive up for Tito's from Carlsbad. It's a nostalic thing.

                  2. adevejian Jul 5, 2007 04:32 PM

                    We drove by the Burbank location around 11:00 pm last night and there was a long line stretching around the corner. We didn't wait in line.

                    1. mikebietz Jul 5, 2007 04:06 PM

                      Here are some pictures i took:

                      http://www.flickr.com/photos/bietz/se...

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                        kek is khmer Jul 6, 2007 09:36 AM

                        Thanks for the pics!

                      2. brattenheimer Jul 5, 2007 02:51 PM

                        Two locations in the L.A. Area:

                        Burbank - 1611 West Olive, Burbank, CA (818) 842-1210

                        West L.A. - 11143 Venice Blvd. (at Sepulveda), Los Angeles, CA *310) 397-1522

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                          emilymm Jul 5, 2007 12:56 PM

                          When I drove by the one on Venice and Sepulveda the other day there was a line out the door and parking enforcement in full effect.

                          1. ipsedixit Jul 5, 2007 10:08 AM

                            There's one in Burbank (Olive and Verdugo). Stopped in for some Krusty-O's cereal.

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                              alliebear Jul 5, 2007 10:12 AM

                              Do they sell Duff beer?

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                                Chandavkl Jul 5, 2007 10:16 AM

                                Times article said no.

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                                  ipsedixit Jul 5, 2007 10:21 AM

                                  No, but they had some Buzz Cola.

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                                    kek is khmer Jul 5, 2007 10:23 AM

                                    Some regular 7-11s have buzz cola too.

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                                      ipsedixit Jul 5, 2007 10:28 AM

                                      That's interesting and it shows what a great promo/idea this is.

                                      I normally don't shop at 7-Eleven (although on a rare occasion I will go in for one of their nachos), but because of the Kwik-E-Mart makeover, I've now stopped in 2x in the past of couple days.

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                                        kevin Jul 6, 2007 10:49 AM

                                        not the nachos, ipse anything but the nachos. i've lost all faith in you.

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                                          ipsedixit Jul 6, 2007 01:01 PM

                                          :-)

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                                            SauceSupreme Jul 11, 2007 04:34 AM

                                            As Homer once said to Apu at the Kwik-E-Mart:

                                            "I'm looking for something of an after-dinner burrito..."

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                                    PaulF Jul 5, 2007 11:51 AM

                                    They don't sell Duff Beer -- I'm told -- because it's a PG-13 movie promotion and they are trying to lure in kids.

                                    Cans of Duff would have been great collector's items.

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                                      Diana Jul 5, 2007 12:25 PM

                                      bwahahah! Duff cans exist!

                                      Fox had my husband make some for a birthday basket for Groening they commisioned from his workplace. he made a 6 pack. Thye looked great. So I guess Groening's got a 6er of duff

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                                        PaulF Jul 5, 2007 12:43 PM

                                        I just meant they aren't selling them in the Kwik-E-Mart.

                                        I've got a can of Boy Howdy beer from Creem Magazine. That's pretty good, huh?

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                                          Diana Jul 5, 2007 12:49 PM

                                          nifty.

                                          I would really like a Billy Beer can. It was actually beer, I know (well, that's debateable) but I just want one. the beer don't need to be inside.

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                                    kiwi Jul 5, 2007 11:56 PM

                                    I saw Krusty Os at the 7-11 on RIverside and Camarillo , so I guess some of the stuff is at non-Kwik E mart locations.

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                                      Normal Garciaparra Jul 6, 2007 01:08 AM

                                      Regular 7-11s haver their Slurpee machines appear as "Squishee" machines and their soda dispensers say "Buzz Cola." They're also in on the Simpsons marketing thing, though not to the same extend as the K-E-M's.

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                                        nitaj Jul 6, 2007 02:20 PM

                                        Yep my son really wanted some Buzz Cola but when we went to the Kwik-e mart it was all sold out but they had a ton of it at the 7-11 in Inglewood.

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                                      nitaj Jul 5, 2007 10:03 AM

                                      There is one on Venice and Sepulveda in West LA

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                                        Snoopy Jul 5, 2007 10:03 AM

                                        From 7-11's website:
                                        11143 Venice Boulevard
                                        Los Angeles, CA 90034

                                        This is close to my house -- might have to check it out. Someone told me they drove by there on Tuesday night at like 11:30 and there were a ton of people in the parking lot.

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                                          Chandavkl Jul 5, 2007 10:07 AM

                                          Thanks. My son went to the one in the Bay Area and he had to wait in line to get inside.

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                                            Dommy Jul 5, 2007 11:08 AM

                                            Yeah, ours gets crowded too... especially at night since they got those darn movie light things going...

                                            They also sell out rather quickly... but restock every morning... P. just brought me a Pink Donut for Breakfast and it was PURE sugar... closer to cotton candy than any Donut I've had... Now I'm afraid to try the Krusty-Os!

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                                              Normal Garciaparra Jul 5, 2007 11:26 AM

                                              WARNING: In this heat wave keep those pink donuts cool! THEY WILL MELT!!! Also, to avoid the crowds, make your visit after midnight. I mean, it's not like they're gonna close...

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                                                Chandavkl Jul 5, 2007 12:46 PM

                                                Just came back from Venice and Sepulveda. Wasn't that crowded--I'm sure busier than usual, but there were parking spaces available in front. Full of pink donuts but didn't see any Krusty-Os. I presume things will get crazy in the evening.

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                                                  nitaj Jul 5, 2007 03:29 PM

                                                  I went about 1:00pm and all they had were pink donuts and squishies of course. Everything else was sold out

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                                                  EatinThePizzaNaked Jul 10, 2007 05:50 PM

                                                  I had one of the pink donuts last night. It's a glazed donut covered with pink frosting and sprinkles. It was really fresh and good and made me feel gross after eating it but I dont' care and am totally going to buy one whenever I stop by. THE END.

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                                              sel Jul 5, 2007 10:02 AM

                                              I'm not sure which one has 'Apu Nahasapeemapetilon' behind the counter but after all the info I've gleaned from you posts re: Chinese restaurants finally I can offer this:

                                              http://www.7-eleven.com/kem.asp

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