Christ do I live in Boresville, USA. The nearest Trader Joe's doesn't even have anything to put on the walls except more types of whole grain cereal. I think the NY Giants have summer session in this town, maybe they could put up some shots of rookies sustaining a knee injury that ends an 18 year old dream of wealth and stardom. I need to get the hell out of New Jersey and move to LA!
BEST ELEVATOR RIDE THROUGH L.A. ROCK HISTORY - 2009
Trader Joe's at Sunset and Crescent Heights
That might be your lost copy of Wall of Voodoo's Seven Days in Sammystown on the wall of the spankin' new elevator that leads to the even spankier new Trader Joe's on Sunset and Crescent Heights. The company has long made each of its stores reflect its neighborhood — TV production murals at the Studio City outlet, for example. But they went the extra mile down Dead Man's Curve to make this new Sunset Strip store reflect the rock & roll history of its street. Inside, colorful giant guitar picks with likenesses of Frank Zappa and Iggy Pop grace the walls. But the best part is the elevator — actually, there are two of 'em — covered with actual rock-album covers you can ogle and even stroke as you ride the three stories from the parking garage. Wait — that has to be my Blondie Eat to the Beat cover! 8000 W. Sunset Blvd., L. A. (323) 822-7663, traderjoes.com.—Libby Molyneaux