Open for Business: Your Neighborhood Shops


Lankershim Boulevard is home to an incredible array of community businesses that add tremendous vibrancy to our neighborhoods, play a great role in the local economy, and are an important part of the history and character of the San Fernando Valley. 

As the critical work continues to upgrade our city's aging infrastructure and construction of the trunk line replacement remains underway, the local businesses along this busy stretch on Lankershim Boulevard continue to operate daily. Our communities wouldn't be the same without these neighborhood destinations. That's why I want to highlight some of the many small businesses that are dedicated to providing services and enhancing our community. 
These unique Lankershim Boulevard shops are open for business, and I encourage you to check out all the great things they have to offer.

Valley Martial Arts Supply is your one-stop-shop for all things martial arts. Since 1976, Valley Martial Arts Supply has been providing martial arts equipment and supplies to student, martial arts masters, and Tinseltown. With a selection of more than 10,000 products for all disciplines of martial arts, Valley Martial Arts Supply has everything from uniforms, training gear, books and videos, collectible items, and much more. Hollywood productions such as Kill BillThe Last SamuraiPlanet of the ApesSpiderman, and The Matrix, among dozens of other movie and television shows, credit this North Hollywood shop for providing wardrobe, props, and items for set design.

Need a new pair of glasses? Look no further than Eyelab Opticals in North Hollywood. This family-run business has been serving the North Hollywood community since 1994. A trusted source for all things spectacles, Eyelab has a complete optical lab and is ready to fulfill all your prescription eyewear needs. 

La Chispita is the perfect stop for an authentic taste of Mexican cuisine. This neighborhood taqueria has a great selection of tacos, burritos, tortas, soups and much more. La Chispita offers great prices and is open until 2:30 am on weeknights for those late-night taco cravings.