Echo Park Time Travel Mart: Time to Shop

With the Echo Park Time Travel Mart, shopping lists are now a thing of the past.

Whether you’re in need of some Dodo chow or a jar of Industrial Revolution Pollution, the Time Travel Mart adds a fourth dimension to the conventional convenience store. Why stop by the corner market for a jug of milk when you can step back in time for a tin of mammoth meat. In line with the tagline, “Whenever you are, we’re already then,” Echo Park bends time and space to bring you a continuum of consumer goods.

Such one-of-a-kind products like dodo chow and mammoth meat are brought to you by the Echo Park Time Travel Mart, storefront for 826LA and 826 National, “a nonprofit tutoring, writing, and publishing organization… dedicated to helping students, ages 6-18, with expository and creative writing.”

The shop also carries a variety of goods and sundries neither here nor there: the TimeLine Fragrance line of perfumes (Caveman, Aztec, Gold Rush, Studio 54), BC/DC travel stickers, and an array of commemorative posters celebrating everything from ice ages (“A Winter Wonderland All Year-Round”) to the butterfly effect (“A Flap of the Wings Today… Means Big Changes Tomorrow”).


Note: All proceeds from the Echo Park Time Travel Mart’s online store are used to support 826LA’s writing programs.

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  1. #1 by Chris Clarke on December 5, 2012 - 10:47 pm

    Annette and I went here on our first date in 2008. Or 1412.

    • #2 by Matthew Bettelheim on December 6, 2012 - 6:03 am

      Given the time discrepancy, would that make it a double date?

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