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One of our favorite indie shopping stretches will soon score even more cool points, courtesy of celeb-faved boutique Co-Op 28 Handmade. The vintage and artisanal goods-filled shop is adding booze into the mix with its very own bar that will honor legendary LA writer and alcohol-fueled cult hero Charles Bukowski. (Hell, he's even got a bus tour dedicated to his haunts).
Located behind the indie shop, the cozy bar will serve wine and beer and hold about 50 patrons. Co-op shop owner and Bukowski superfan Marci Siegel says the space "will serve as an avenue to spread my love of all things Bukowski," who's often lumped in with the beret-wearing Beats. "I have my own, private Bukowski collection that's just waiting to be shared with LA, the very city that influenced Charles Bukowski's work."
Siegel's currently seeking local talents to paint a mural inspired by the literary hometown hero; submissions must be sized 8.5 x 11" and include a depiction of [the author and an] excerpt of his literature or a quote." Works can be dropped off in-store or emailed firstname.lastname@example.org by March 15th, and the winning artist scores $1,000 and all necessary materials to create their art.