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Storecasting: Upper Playground, The Last Laugh Hit Downtown

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Time for some early evening Storecasting, where we let you know what's up with the latest retail developments around town. See something coming to your neighborhood? Hit us up with pics and tips.

The pace seems to be picking up with retail developments Downtown. This one's a biggie: per Angelenic, San Francisco-based streetwear shop Upper Playground makes its LA debut Downtown at 125 East 6th Street in a four-in-one concept shop:

1) The main Upper Playground store will include "hoodies, t-shirts, shoes, and home furnishings."

2) Upper Playground will also include an art gallery, with an opening exhibit slated for Saturday, May 31 from 1pm-8pm, featuring "works of Usugrow, Sam Flores, Jeremy Fish, David Choe, Herbert Baglione, San, Retna, Saber, Alex Pardee, Ron English, Doze Green, Slick, Armsrock and David Ellis, and many of those artists have contributed to the store’s apparel line..."

3) "'The Last Laugh' is a separate space housing [tattoo artist] Mister Cartoon’s and [photographer] Estevan Oriol’s retail lines, where apparel and photographs from the artists will be available for sale."

4) "A fourth space will house a revolving retail/art concept. Custom motorcycles will be featured for the open house. Come August, the space will become a 'promotional experience' for the Robert De Niro/Al Pacino film Righteous Kill."
· four-in-one concept continues downtown retail trend [Angelenic]