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Business Shout-out

A Sunday “shout-out” to three totally different Palisades businesses: Gelson’s, The Palisades Pitstop and Special Moments. GELSON’S: Gelson’s has a sign by the door that says they love all animals, but pets are not allowed. The sign explains that emotional support animals are not service animals and are not allowed in the store. About six months ago, I saw a dog wearing an emotional support animal vest in the store, putting its nose in the Wolfgang Pucks case. The manager asked the woman and her dog to leave. A friend told me last night that another grocery store allowed an “emotional support” animal and said it was upsetting to her. It is also illegal. Don’t be afraid to go to the store manager and register a complaint. Section 114259.5 of the California Retail Food Code says that “live animals may not be allowed in a food facility.” The L.A. County Department of Public Health says only that “food facility owners and operators may allow pet dogs in the outdoor dining or patio area at their discretion.” PALISADES PITSTOP: Every Tuesday, when I bring the trash bins back in from the street to the yard, I say a silent thank you to my husband for hiring Palisades Pitstop to clean our black and blue trash bins. No flies, no maggots, no spiders, no smells – and I didn’t have to take a hose and stick my head in the bin to clean it. SPECIAL MOMENTS LINGERIE: Every time I walk by the Special Moments Lingerie store window on Via de la Paz, I’m amazed at the beautiful items that storeowner Mely Parmelee has on display. She imports a wide variety of robes and women’s lingerie from Italy and France and the lace and silks are “just so fine.” If you’ve never stopped in, do, you’ll be amazed at what Mely has in the store.


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