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Traffic alert as new IKEA store opens in Burbank today

Burbank Police sent out a traffic alert about the opening of the new IKEA in the Media City today. The 456,000 square foot super-mega store is nearly twice the size of the old IKEA at the Burbank Town Center. The new IKEA is scheduled to open its doors to the public at 9 a.m. No doubt, a long line of devoted fans of the budget-furniture retailer will be waiting to be among the first to shop the new location. Major traffic congestion is expected near the new IKEA,... Read More →

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Major shopping deals on Memorial Day

  Major shopping deals on Memorial Day. Shoppers looking to save money can grab some deals and discounts at some big retailers today. Locally,  you can check out Best Buy, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Lowe’s, and even Boston Market. Also, some great online deals at Wayfair and Overstock. More holiday sales here. Oh, a lot of automakers are trying to draw consumers in with special offers this holiday. Hyundai is going all out by doubling its military incentive to United States service... Read More →

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Garage sales in Burbank and Glendale this weekend

Garage and yard sales pop up all over Burbank and in nearby Glendale almost every weekend. If you’re up and about early Saturday and Sunday mornings, you’ve probably seen the serious bargain hunters searching the residential streets of B-town looking for deals or just interesting things to buy. In Wednesday’s Burbank Leader, there were notices for three garage sales tomorrow. Saturday — June 28, 2014 919 East Olive Avenue  Burbank 91501 8 a.m. to noon Some of the items up for sale: DVDs, books, toys, bikes, and coffee... Read More →

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“Ladies Night Out” in Burbank returns tonight!

The popular “Ladies Night Out” in Burbank returns tonight. Three years ago, it began as a way to attract female shoppers. Now, it’s evolves into an event for everyone. Crowds are expected to pack the sidewalks and fill the participating shops along Magnolia Boulevard, from Hollywood Way to Florence Street and Hollywood Way to North Pass Avenue. Some stores not in this area but close by, may be open for business during this time as well. It happens the last Friday of every month in Magnolia... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- Haunted "Ladies Night Out" poster at the Pinup Girl Boutique 3606 Magnolia Blvd. Burbank October 24, 2013

A haunted “Ladies Night Out” tonight in Burbank

Get your Halloween spook on early while you shop, eat, and more at “Ladies Night Out” in Burbank this evening. Pinup Girl Boutique, 3606 West Magnolia Boulevard, is one of a number of retail stores, shops, and businesses in Magnolia Park preparing a haunting good time for visitors. The Magnolia Park Burbank Facebook page is a buzz with chatter and excitement about the event. Halloween fans of all ages are invited to come out and join the fun. Hey, here’s a chance to test out that... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- The Enchanted Florist 850 North Hollywood Way Burbank 91505 February 9, 2013

What’s hot for Valentine’s Day 2013

Valentine’s Day is shaping up to be a money maker for florists if what I discovered at a couple of Burbank florists is any indicator. When I dropped by Samuel’s Florist on West Olive Avenue last Saturday, owner/floral designer, Donna Smith, was busy creating Valentine’s Day arrangements with shop floral designer, Karla Comayagua. Smith is surprised at how many customers have come in or contacted her shop early to place their Valentine’s Day orders. Smith says she noticed at Christmas there were more “people buying flowers.” Once the holidays were... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- The future site of a Walmart 1301 North Victory Place in the Empire Center Burbank

Burbank, Walmart, and Black Friday violence

 Burbank is getting a Walmart with dirt cheap prices, questionable labor practices, and the retailer’s notorious Black Friday culture. Last month at the Empire Center, the future home of Burbank’s Walmart, the giant retailer held a promotional event boasting about the benefits its store will bring to the community. However, Burbank residents must realize that the retailer’s massive advertising campaigns, concerned mainly with profits, are going to attract some of those crazed Black Friday shoppers to the new Walmart in B-town. Violence erupted at several Walmarts across the country yesterday and Thanksgiving night.... Read More →

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To shop or not to shop on Black Friday

Now that we’ve stuffed ourselves with the Thanksgiving fixings, it’s off to the stores and malls to stuff shopping bags with deals and bargains. Wait, not so fast. Black Friday may not really be the day to get the best prices for your holiday items and gifts. A study conducted from mid-November to mid-December 2010 by Consumer Reports and Decide.com discovered “… the lowest prices of the season on the included items were not on Black Friday or Cyber Monday, the... Read More →

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Biz Bytes: Holiday retail sales jolly & Warner Bros. chalks up another multi-billion dollar year

                                             New stats show holiday shoppers spent more this season than last Some Christmas cheer for retailers and good news for the economy today. Consumer spending during the period of November first through Christmas Eve rose 3.6 percent. That’s a heck of a lot better than what happened last year, when fears of economic disaster had shoppers holding tight to their money and thus sales plunged 2.3 percent, according to a report on Reuters. For more on those earlier figures, analysts’ reaction to them, and a look at some... Read More →

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News Bytes:Holiday shoppers on the prowl for bargains this weekend & Burbank flu shot shortage

     Shoppers are expected to flood stores and malls today On the last weekend before Christmas, there are predictions shoppers will get real serious about their gift buying. Retailers are hoping to be swamped by folks looking for bargains and last minute gift ideas. No matter how good the numbers are this weekend, some analysts say they won’t be good enough to boost the holiday season into the black for retailers. Also, a snowstorm may slow down shoppers back east. Locally, the forecast is for sunny skies with temperatures in the... Read More →

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News Bytes: Cyber Monday, Black Friday & $123.5 million in free money

 Cyber Monday Sales Up The keyboards were clicking and online shoppers were buying on Cyber Monday. Early data indicates sales were up 14 percent over last year. On the average 4.3 million consumers per minute reportedly visited shopping web sites yesterday. More on the cyber shopping bonanza here.   Black Friday Sales Tumble Big crowds turned out on Black Friday and over the Thanksgiving weekend, but apparently those shoppers were more lookie-loos than serious buyers. Early figures show those shoppers spent 8 percent less than last year — which is really bad news all around. Consumer... Read More →

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Black Friday: from bargain shopping to violence and death

I will no longer be able to think of Black Friday as just the day after Thanksgiving that kick starts the holiday shopping season. Yesterday, the crowds showed up to hunt for bargains, but some really ugly incidents marred this yearly tradition.   About a 100 miles or so away at a Toys ‘R’ Us in Palm Desert, horrified shoppers watched two women go at each other in a bloody fistfight. Then, their two male companions upped the violence by engaging in a shootout that left both dead. Another shopping tragedy erupted across the nation... Read More →

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