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June 21, 2003
IKEA will offer discounts this weekend to customers who donate old furniture to Habitat for Humanity, the nonprofit group that builds homes for low-income families. As part of "IKEA Helping Hands" program, customers can drop off their unwanted furniture from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Burbank store, 600 N. San Fernando Blvd. Those who donate will receive proportional discounts redeemable during the event for $20 off purchases of $100 or more; $50 off purchases of $250 or more; $100 off purchases of $500 or more; and $200 off purchases of $1,000 or more.
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By Christopher Cadelago | September 18, 2009
DOWNTOWN — The owner of a furniture store has been sued by comedian Adam Carolla for defaulting on months’ worth of rent for using his warehouse at the Burbank Airport Commerce Center. In the lawsuit filed against Lounge 22 LLC Aug. 28 in Los Angeles Superior Court, Carolla is seeking nearly $45,000 in unpaid rent for the 12,368-square-foot warehouse from May through July, and about $500 for each day since Aug. 1. On July 2, Lounge 22 owner Armen Gharabegian was given three days to either settle the debt or return possession of the property at 7679 San Fernando Road, according to court records.
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By Michael J. Arvizu | July 29, 2009
The floor in Tim Hassemer?s Gallery H Custom Furniture and Woodwork shop in Burbank is sticky, and the walls smell of new paint. The gallery, at 2214B W. Magnolia Blvd. in Burbank, is slowly taking shape on the inside, still being filled with custom-made woodwork. Several pieces are still in the works for its grand opening. But this furniture is not your mother?s dresser ? the works Hassemer creates have a heavy metal influence, as evidenced by the spiky, devil?s-ear designs he gives his work.
NEWS
October 15, 2003
Molly Shore The book of knowledge just got easier to read at Burbank High School's year-old library. With $10,000 worth of furniture donated by IKEA of Burbank, students now have comfortable areas in the library's second-floor loft and first floor lounges to study or curl up with a book. At a Monday afternoon ribbon-cutting ceremony, the furniture was unveiled to an appreciative audience of district administrators, city officials, teachers and students.
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December 17, 2003
Ryan Carter J.C. Hryb is an expert in heavy metal. But instead of electric guitars, he specializes in furniture made out of metal. Hryb has opened a new outlet called Twenty Gauge at 3803 W. Magnolia Blvd. Inside is a shiny world of metal desks, steel drawers, chairs, tables, lockers and bookcases. Hryb has created a niche by finding vintage metal wares, and then restoring and selling them. He also frames and sells graphic art from Europe. "There's an aspect of nostalgia to it that attracts people," Hryb said of his recycled-steel merchandise.
NEWS
November 19, 2003
Maurice Barnfather In "The Price," written in 1968 and set in post-World War II New York, Arthur Miller returns to one of his favorite themes: our need to accept responsibility for our own lives. This rarely performed masterpiece, intelligently revived by Glendale's A Noise Within, illustrates this when two brothers gather to dispose of their long-dead father's furniture. Victor Franz, who sacrificed his education to look after their Depression-ruined father and wound up a humble cop, wants redress.
ENTERTAINMENT
by Jon Haber | January 11, 2011
Burbank resident Don Russ said he became interested in woodworking because he wanted to follow in the footsteps of his role model — his father. Growing up, Russ said he always wanted to build furniture and help out his dad in his shop. To this very day, Russ has continued his family tradition. Russ said he continues to build furniture for his Burbank home in his own working garage — which he helped build — located in his backyard. He said it's a hobby that has always seemed natural for him. “I was a lot like my dad,” he said.
BUSINESS
By Chris Wiebe | January 3, 2007
When former Burbank resident Janell Bukey returned to the city to visit her son, she was looking forward to taking him to lunch at Genio's restaurant, a childhood favorite of hers. Word had not reached Bukey that Genio's, a Burbank fixture for more than 50 years, had closed its doors in October, much to the chagrin of its many loyal customers. Instead of the great Italian fare and cozy ambience that she remembered, Bukey showed up at Genio's in the midst of an auction, where the furniture and kitchen supplies were going to the highest bidder.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | March 7, 2014
Swedish furniture giant IKEA will face its final hurdle next week in its quest to build its largest store in the country, with the Burbank City Council set to consider the project on Tuesday. The retailer has the Burbank Planning Board on its side, which in January recommended the council green light the project, though some residents have voiced concerns about parking, traffic congestion and pedestrian safety. The new story would be nearly twice the size of the current location.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | February 5, 2013
Burbank on Monday approved the sale of the IKEA building to a local developer, setting the stage for the furniture giant to move forward with plans to roughly double its operation in the city and become its biggest location in the country. City officials said they were thrilled about the ability to retain the top sales tax generator in Burbank. And with the expansion, the city only expects to reap more sales- and property-tax revenue, while also holding on to roughly 500 local jobs.
ENTERTAINMENT
by Jon Haber | January 11, 2011
Burbank resident Don Russ said he became interested in woodworking because he wanted to follow in the footsteps of his role model — his father. Growing up, Russ said he always wanted to build furniture and help out his dad in his shop. To this very day, Russ has continued his family tradition. Russ said he continues to build furniture for his Burbank home in his own working garage — which he helped build — located in his backyard. He said it's a hobby that has always seemed natural for him. “I was a lot like my dad,” he said.
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By Bill Kisliuk, bill.kisliuk@latimes.com | August 28, 2010
Two new retailers will soon move into the Burbank Town Center, filling large voids left by Circuit City and Mervyns after the two stores filed for bankruptcy in 2008. Burlington Coat Factory will take over the former Mervyns space, while an Ashley Furniture HomeStore will occupy the former Circuit City storefront. Burlington Coat Factory, a national chain specializing in brand-name clothing and housewares, is slated to open the first week in November, said Tom Kelly, regional vice president for the company.
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By Christopher Cadelago | October 2, 2009
DOWNTOWN — The owner of a furniture store has been sued by comedian Adam Carolla for allegedly defaulting on months’ worth of rent for using his warehouse at the Burbank Airport Commerce Center. In the lawsuit filed against Lounge 22 LLC Aug. 28 in Los Angeles Superior Court, Carolla is seeking nearly $45,000 in unpaid rent for the 12,368-square-foot warehouse from May through July, and about $500 for each day since Aug. 1. On July 2, Lounge 22 owner Armen Gharabegian was given three days to either settle the debt or return possession of the property at 7679 San Fernando Road, according to court records.
BUSINESS
By Michael J. Arvizu | July 29, 2009
The floor in Tim Hassemer?s Gallery H Custom Furniture and Woodwork shop in Burbank is sticky, and the walls smell of new paint. The gallery, at 2214B W. Magnolia Blvd. in Burbank, is slowly taking shape on the inside, still being filled with custom-made woodwork. Several pieces are still in the works for its grand opening. But this furniture is not your mother?s dresser ? the works Hassemer creates have a heavy metal influence, as evidenced by the spiky, devil?s-ear designs he gives his work.
NEWS
By Rachel Kane | May 5, 2007
Christopher Frampton, 12, was deep into his Warcraft 3 computer game battle in the technology room of the Burbank Boys & Girls Club on Friday. The club had just received a donation of nine new computers and 18 workstations to replace its outdated, 6-year-old equipment, but Christopher was still hard at play on one of the older PCs. He helped set up the new computers, which were donated to the center through the Boys & Girls Club of America...
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