Chango Coffee, a seven-year-old, low-key fixture of Echo Park, is getting a much-needed upgrade, reports The Eastsider L.A. Jenna Turner, the owner of Beverly Boulevard's lovely Susina Bakery, purchased the business, taking control of the store at the start of the year. Turner vows to clean up the squalorous space, and most likely will attend to the middling mud and propel the pastries, though she clarifies, "It’s definitely not going to be Susina II." The owner promises a familiar layer of funk will still be attached, while hours have already been extended to 7:00 P.M. According to the story, the monkey-monikered Chango swept in lots of gentrification talk when it first opened, no doubt by locals who were even less able to envision something resembling Susina here.
Chango Coffee, 1559 Echo Park Ave. Echo Park. 213-977-9161
Storefront Report: New owners take over Echo Park’s Chango Coffee [The Eastsider LA]