Santa Monica's KULTURAs Books is closing and heading back to Washington, D.C.
Husband-and-wife team Andrew MacDonald and Irene Coray decided to take a risk — pack up their highly successful 17-year-old bookstore in the middle of bustling Dupont Circle and take their chances in Santa Monica where the people are well-read but the weather is more inviting.
They figured that even at a 50 percent loss in sales from the Washington D.C. store, the change in atmosphere would be well worth the move.
Three years later, the owners of KULTURAs Books on Ocean Park Boulevard are preparing to head back to where it all started, a result of a more than anticipated dramatic decline in revenue.
You have until July 20 to stop by and apologize in person on behalf of all of Los Angeles ... (Thanks, EG)