Just got a message from Mary Luczycki, the longtime manager at the recently closed Hawthorne shop Local35, and more recently its spinoff/replacement Machus. Spying an opportunity to fill the more mid-range price point void that Local left in its wake, Luczycki is taking matters into her own hands to open Communion, which will even go so far as to reside in the very spot that Local35 left vacant. Details as to what specifically will be carried are still in the works, and she is projecting an opening somewhere between March 15 and April 1. All in all, nice catch. There couldn't possibly be anyone more qualified to serve the Local35 customer, refill that role in the Hawthorne economy, and inherit all the good vibes that Local35 built up over the years.