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Rori’s Scoop

SteelCraft Long Beach, a group of window-serve eateries with communal seating in Bixby Knolls, is welcoming a new addition: Rori’s Artisanal Creamery.

The chain’s sixth store opened last weekend with scoops of signature flavors such as Cup O’ Joe Spinelli, Brown Sugar Banana and Malted Milk Ball. Treats are made in small batches with organic and locally sourced ingredients.

“I had been dying to open a shop in my hometown of Long Beach,” owner Rori Trovato said. “SteelCraft was so my style, all the vendors at the top of their game and it was such a family-­friendly cool vibe.”

SteelCraft Long Beach is located at 3768 Long Beach Blvd. For more about Rori’s, which has locations in Carpinteria, Montecito, Santa Barbara, Santa Monica and Los Angeles, visit

Design Heights

A new Belmont Heights showroom, Metropolitan Design Furniture, will feature creative furnishings by owner Jeff Lee.

Metropolitan Design’s grand opening is set for Saturday, July 20, at 3409 E. Broadway, where the showroom will offer “something for everyone in terms of style and budget,” with a focus on the mid-century vibe, according to Lee.

“When I saw the building with the open rafters and exposed brick, I knew this was the spot for my new showroom. Broadway has such an upbeat flavor.”

The designer said the showroom would be open seven days a week.

For details, call 562-337-8206.

Tipsy Yoga

Zen out with meditation and beer this summer as The Federal hosts some special Beer Yoga classes starting at 6 p.m. today, June 27.

Attendees at the monthly events will enjoy a specialty brew and 45-minute class by instructor Stephanie Serrano. Space is limited to 25 people, and the cost is $20 per class.

“We are excited to start hosting classes that will appeal to beer-loving yogis,” said Jeff Osborn, general manager of The Federal. “Unlike most beer yoga classes where attendees taste beer following the class, we decided to take the unique approach of allowing class attendees enjoy sips of beer during the yoga class flow.”

The Federal is located at 102 Pine Ave.

Walk-ins are welcome, or advance tickets are available online (see The Federal website and social media feeds for details). Or, call 562-435-2000.

Hero Hangout

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is hosting its second annual First Responder Appreciation Day today, June 27.

Complimentary massages for first responders will be available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. And, the family-friendly event features a “Paw Patrol” bouncy house and characters, arts, crafts, face painting and a fire truck appearance. An award ceremony will take place at 5:30 p.m.

Exclusive “Heroes at Heart” blends will be available through July 7 benefitting local first responders, the California Fire Foundation and California Peace Officers Memorial Foundation.

Visit Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf at 4105 S. Atlantic Ave. in Long Beach.

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