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Insider Article [July 2013] [07/02/13] (2013 Conference Update)
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Conference Update

Are you ready for CLA 2013 Long Beach??


When you need a break, head over for some bacon wrapped jalapenos from Lola’s Mexican, a mocha from Portfolio Coffee House or a glass of wine from Art Du Vin all in one of the hottest neighborhoods in town! Dubbed "Retro Row," 4th Street is where the vibrancy and creative spirit of Long Beach lives!

Stretching between Cherry and Junipero, the district is home to an exciting group of 40+ independent merchants. Kitchy and hip and always hospitable, 4th Street features vintage & contemporary clothing, furniture & accessories, art, antiques & collectibles, books, roller skates & skate boards as well as a locally owned restaurants, coffee shops and wine bars. We also boast salon and health & fitness services, too. Adding to the retro vibe of the street is the restored 1920’s Art Theatre, which hosts a mix of first-run and art films, live concerts & comedy and other unique events. 4th Street is one of the few designated bike-friendly business districts in the city and has been featured in the pages of the New York Times as well as New York, Sunset and Los Angeles magazines. -   As you head a little further down the street you hit Kafe Neo – an American Kitchen with Greek Soul, MVP’s with some of the best hamburgers in Long Beach, and Viento y Agua Coffeehouse and Gallery. A must try with the wonderful Mexican Moka, free WiFi and awesome art!

Everything can be accessed from the convention center by the Passport, Long Beach Transits free shuttle service. Long Beach is a great city – make sure to explore!

Jennifer Addington
2013 Conference Local Arrangements Committee