Silver Spur Road
The commercial hub at the crest of Rolling Hills is also the tops when it comes to great retail, food and more. Here’s a sampling of some of the treasures we mined on old Silver Spur.
The busy thoroughfare connecting Crenshaw Boulevard and Hawthorne Boulevard draws residents from all over Palos Verdes in need of this or that. All of this shopping activity is anchored by the Peninsula Shopping Center on the corner of Silver Spur and Hawthorne.
You’ll find big super-shops, like Stein Mart, Pier 1 Imports and Pavilions, plus a few family-owned operations. One of our favorites is dessert depot Mayers Bakery (1). This old-school pastry parlor has a little of everything and a lot of happy clients. We love the donuts, but really you can’t go wrong with any sweet treat here. (14 Peninsula Center)
Nearby Morgan’s Jewelers (2) is truly a family operation, owned and operated by the Varons for more than 60 years. Need a watch for him or a ring for her? See Marshall. He’s got you covered. (50 Peninsula Center)
If you prefer live entertainment to the silver screen, head behind the mall to Norris Center for the Performing Arts (3), the area’s leading community theatre program. (27525 Crossfield Drive)
Next to the shopping center is another mall with more brand-name goodies. Promenade on the Peninsula (4) hosts popular stores like Banana Republic, J.Crew and Pottery Barn, not to mention Regal Cinemas and food hubs like Ruby’s Diner and Marmalade Café. (550 Deep Valley Drive)
Midway up the street, men will find their new favorite hangout courtesy of Huckleberry’s (5). Named after the famous fictional hero, the store celebrates three of Mark Twain’s biggest passions: cigars, pens and conversation. Enjoy the outdoor patio, free coffee and selection of men’s gifts and accessories. (627 Silver Spur Road)
Getting toward Crenshaw, the north side of the road has plenty of interest, starting with The Original Red Onion (6), famous haunt for Sonora-style Mexican food. (736 Silver Spur Road).
If you have a green thumb, you’ve surely visited Elwood Nursery (7), garden central with a broad selection of plants and supplies. (770 Silver Spur Road)
Another family jewelry business holds court on the other end of Silver Spur: Medawar Fine Jewelers (8). Brothers Robert and Roy preside over a fine collection of jewels and accessories for him and her. (810 Silver Spur Road)
If your journey down Silver Spur leaves you a bit parched, there’s always Yellow Vase Bakery (9). The cute courtyard is the perfect place to rest your tired feet with a cold iced tea and a tasty snack. (810 Silver Spur Road)
Seen on Silver Spur Road
43-carat, oval-shaped Tanzanite necklace, set in an 18kt white gold diamond basket
Medawar Fine Jewelers
15-gallon kumquat tree