From Our Editors
Near the end of the 710 freeway in El Sereno, customers looking to refurbish their apartments or upgrade their bedroom set head to Buena Vista Furniture. The storefront stands out as the only terra cotta-colored business on the block, amidst an industrial row of warehouses. Chairs line the front sidewalk to welcome customers inside the deep space, which is filled to the brim with mostly handmade home furniture pieces. Narrow pathways snake through the colorful assortment, while larger items like sofas and table sets are lined back against the edges. Smaller items – frames, ornamental metal stars, mirrors and even crosses – hang from the walls and ceilings, and most flat surfaces contain other bits, baubles and trinkets for sale.