Justin Bieber Store at the Grove a No-Go: Shopping Center's Fans Breathe Sigh of Relief
The Grove at night.
Sorry, girls. It looks like that Justin Bieber shop that was proposed for the Grove shopping center in the Fairfax district is a FAIL for now, according to reports.
A Bieber spokeswoman told the Los Angeles Times "everything had fallen through. It's not happening."
This after we had the nerve to trumpet it as the next coming of Hey-soos if you're between the ages of 8 and 12. Oh well. Good news, perhaps, for Grove shoppers through ...
... Our commenter of the day, Woodymcbreairty, says the Grove is becoming to big for its britches.
Since it opened in 2002 adjacent to the Farmer's Market, the shopping center -- with its Apple store, Nordstrom, Barnes & Noble and Victoria's Secret -- has become a go-to spot for celebrities, rich Westsiders and people watchers.
It seemed to suck the life out of Santa Monica's Third Street Promenade overnight.
Despite its lackluster architectural reviews -- mainly for creating yet another commerce center in L.A. that turns its back on the street -- we kind of like the Grove, as do many. It feels like a town square, albeit an artificial one.
Others have a love-hate relationship with its Disney-ness -- and its crowds.
The Grove has already become a zoo - sort of - with all the show biz stuff going on - attracting crowds of star struck people, it's a mob scene. I's a wonder the stores actually do any business amid all the hoopla.
Is the Grove played out?
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss LA Weekly's biggest stories.
- At the Epicenter of L.A. Gang Wars, Rival Properties Are Busted
Fri., Nov. 27, 7:30pm
Sat., Nov. 28, 12:00am
Sat., Nov. 28, 7:30pm
Sun., Nov. 29, 11:30am
- Los Angeles Neighborhoods Offer Some Upward Mobility
- Yes, Most of the Nation's Worst Freeways Are in L.A.