The husband and wife duo Taku and Keiko Shinomoto created Tortoise to bring a local and community based "general store" to LA - providing a unique variety of products with friendly service and a "down home" environment. I love how simple Tortoise is, from the store layout to the objects sold. They say:
We like to create a "General Store" that may not be "cool" but a place where it feels familiar, or be unique in its own way.
Visit the Tortoise site
1208 Abbot Kinney Blvd. Venice, CA 9029112pm-6pm Sunday
11:30pm-6:30pm Tuesday to Saturday
Closed on Monday