California Comic: Korean Book-Lending Shop

California Comic Books

Address: 355 S Western Ave
Phone Number: 213-739-2021

가주만화소설 (만화방) “California Comic” has also been known as Gajoo Used Books. Korean-language comic books for rent. It’s a manhwa-bang. At one time, a $10 membership fee guaranteed unlimited lending. Sells cigarettes and phone cards as well. Located next to the sushi/butcher shop in the small dingy strip mall on the northwest corner of 4th and Western.

Western Market: Liquor Mart

Address: 553 S Western Ave
Phone Number: (213) 385-2433

“Liquor & Mart” on sign.

Korean-run convenience store on the northwest corner of Western and 6th. 

Ice cream, lottery tickets, energy drinks…

Tobacco Shop in Koreatown LA

Prime Tobacco

Address: 525 S Western Ave
Phone Number: (213) 388-8780

Tobacco shop on Western Avenue between Sixth Street and Fifth Street.

Western Tobacco

Address: 326 S Western Ave
Phone Number: 213-915-0350

For cigarettes and lottery tickets.

7-Eleven: Pico

Address: 2377 West Pico Boulevard
Phone Number: (213) 427-1136

This 7-Eleven location is just south of Koreatown proper. Sells cigarettes. Open 24 hours.

In 2010, the Los Angeles City Council formally declared Koreatown's borders as Western Avenue, Olympic Boulevard, Vermont Avenue, and 3rd Street, with a business corridor on Western from 3rd to Rosewood Avenue.