Goodbye Uncle Jer


One of the original stores that put the quirk in 1970s Silver Lake is closing. Uncle Jer’s at Sunset, Sunset, Hollywood, Virgil and Hillhurst (aka across from the Vista theater) announced their impending transformation into a web only enterprise with a 20% off everything sale. The couple that runs the funky gift shop full of ram’s horn magnifying glasses, ceramic berry baskets and yoga soap reports that they are closing to spend more time with their children named Echo and Edyn. Here’s hoping for a new generation of quirksters. Until then, we’ll still have the glories of Wacko only a few yards to the west.