by Sasha Milena
Retro Row in Long Beach has a distinct and unique feel. The businesses and the people of 4th Street are passionate about the Retro lifestyle. There are dozens of shops that sell items ranging from vintage clothing and furniture to roller skates. There is a Retro Barber Shop, a newly renovated Art Theatre, Restaurants, Bars, and Bike Shops. I live, work, and play on 4th Street and I have everything I need within my fingertips.
It was only a matter of time before the rest of the world caught on to this exciting world I call home. Antique and Retro Shopper's Map has played an integral part in literally putting 4th Street on the map. After fourteen years of promoting independent businesses in Southern California the work has finally paid off and Retro Row is beginning to receive the acknowledgement it deserves.
Bike Fest in Long Beach is a three day event with the third day concluding on 4th Street or better known as Retro Row. The 4th Street in Motion Festival will include bicycle-themed films, bicycle activities and workshops for kids, live music on the EDSEL Stage, and shopping. The Cyclone Coasters will be showing off their awesome Retro bicycles that day as well.
Retro Row Long Beach
The Bike Film Festival in theArt Theatre starting at 11 a.m. May 9 will feature the classic “Bicycle Thief,” an independent French film, “The Triplets of Belleville,” and the finale will be a local bicycle film showcase starting with the premiere of Michael Bauch’s film, “Riding Bikes with the Dutch.”
The music stage is sponsored by the Pike Restaurant and Bar and the line-up so far includes The Commotions and Bear Face. 4th Street will be closed to traffic from Junipero to Cherry Ave and the stage will be set up near the parking lot that has the Edsel car on the corner.
Edsel Car on 4th and Cherry
After the concert come by the Pike Restaurant where you will not only find great food and drinks but also our Shopper's Map headquarters.
4th Street Retro Row in Long Beach is a rockin' place to be so don't miss out on all the fun May 9, 2010. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit www.longbeachbikefest.org for more info and print out a Long Beach Shopper's Map for your shopping guide.