Good News For People Who Love Bookstores: Diesel Malibu Will Rise Again!
The lease has been signed, and an opening looms on the horizon: Diesel: A Bookstore in Malibu will indeed re-open, confirms LA Observed.A legal skirmish and low sales volume left Diesel no choice but to close up shop in Cross Creek back in February, however rumors soon swirled that owners Alison Reid and John Evans had their eyes on a spot in the Malibu Country Mart.
Indeed, the shop will be in the Mart's interior courtyard, and is expected to open in October, though no specific date has been set. LAO elaborates on the new location, which also has ample space for events:
The Country Mart location, while a bit smaller than the previous Malibu iteration, has a far better vibe. It's a light-filled space with soaring ceilings, a beautiful wood floor, and a great view of the neighborhood's new hardware store across the street.
Score one more for the indie bookseller in Los Angeles!