September 20, 2020 Breaking News, Latest News, and Videos

After 66 Years, Lincoln Pipe & Plumbing Supply To Close In Santa Monica:

The yellow double-door garage on Lincoln Boulevard has housed not just any ordinary plumbing service. The Klein family has served as the neighborhood plumber for the past 66 years. At the end of this month, Lincoln Pipe & Plumbing Supply will sadly be closing its doors for the last time after selling the land.

Jackie Levine, the eldest of original owner Bill Klein’s daughters, has been maintaining the shop alongside her two sisters, Sandy and Paula.

“It’s definitely bittersweet,” Levine said.

It’s inevitable that mixed emotions will be part of the equation – the shop has always been a part of her life.

The Kleins opened up shop back in February 1948 and has always emphasized the importance of personalized customer service.

Levine recalls from her childhood her father teaching customers basic plumbing skills on Saturdays in between clients.

Today, Levine and her sisters have not failed to continue on the legacy of top-notch service, as Levine describes her exchanges with her customers as educational and fun.

Her specialty is in designing bathrooms. In order to provide her customers with a hands-on, kinesthetic experience, she said she sits her clients on toilets and puts them in tubs.

The small staff stresses customer service in several ways. Levine describes their client base as covering “the whole gamut,” as contractors, plumbers, designers, and homeowners alike come to seek the shop’s services.

“You can come in and buy a 10-cent washer or build entire houses,” she said.

But regardless of whether they were working on million-dollar projects or single bathrooms, Lincoln Pipe & Plumbing provided each and every customer with the same level of attention.

During one of California’s archetypal earthquakes, clients and locals alike lined up at the garage as Lincoln Pipe & Plumbing provided batteries and flashlights for those who needed them. In this way, the shop has also served as a sort of safe haven for the people of Santa Monica.

Lincoln Pipe & Plumbing sets out to provide its customers with a friendly, inviting atmosphere. Customers can always find a variety of snacks inside the shop, including cookies, donuts, and coffee, as well as biscuits for pet dogs and play areas for children.

Levine originally began to work at Lincoln Pipe & Plumbing as a part-time occupation in between jobs, but eventually took full control with her sisters. Though Levine does not live within the vicinity of Santa Monica, she has remained devoted to the shop and to her customers due to the many loyal relationships that have been forged. Lincoln Pipe & Plumbing boasts three generations of skilled plumbers. Levine’s daughter Lisa has previously worked at the shop.

Though there will soon be no more physical brick-and-mortar building, the same forms of services past will be maintained in another way. Levine will somewhat carry on the legacy from her home office and continue to cater to her client base.

Lincoln Pipe & Plumbing will be closing on the last day of March. As a type of special deal, the owners will be paying for tax on all items bought on Saturdays. The shop is located on 2919 Lincoln Boulevard. For more information, call 310.396.2667 or visit lincolnpipe.com.

in News
Related Posts

4.6 Quake Felt in Santa Monica

September 19, 2020

September 19, 2020

4.6 magnitude quake recorded Friday night By Sam Catanzaro A 4.6 magnitude earthquake struck the San Gabriel Valley Friday sending...

Edify TV: Miramar Santa Monica Redevelopment

September 18, 2020

September 18, 2020

The Santa Monica skyline may look different in the future with a major redevelopment of the Fairmont Miramar Hotel &...

‘Fresh Prince Of Bel Air’ Mansion For Rent On AirBnb

September 18, 2020

September 18, 2020

Today on Westside Cribz, 30th anniversary of “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air” Airbnb is renting out the mansion for...

SMMUSD Kindergarten Enrollment Down 20% : Santa Monica Beat – September, 17, 2020

September 17, 2020

September 17, 2020

Local news and culture in under 5 minutes. * SMMUSD Kindergarten Enrollment Down 20% * As Covid-19 Cases Drop Will...

Edify TV: Sit-down Dining Safety?

September 17, 2020

September 17, 2020

Despite a recent CDC report stating the risks of in-person dining, many Westside restaurant patrons feel the experience is safe....

Sur La Table Closing Santa Monica Location

September 16, 2020

September 16, 2020

1930s building listed for lease By Sam Catanzaro Sur La Table, the popular kitchenware retail chain, is closing its downtown...

Death by Suicide at Santa Monica Place

September 16, 2020

September 16, 2020

Man dies by suicide Wednesday morning By Sam Catanzaro A man died by suicide at Santa Monica Place mall Wednesday....

Santa Monica Partners With Local Elementary Schools to Provide More Outdoor Spaces

September 16, 2020

September 16, 2020

Playground Partnership agreement goes live By Toi Creel The City of Santa Monica and local schools are working together to...

Charges Filed Against Man for Sexually Assaulting Elderly Victims

September 16, 2020

September 16, 2020

Juan Victor Mendoza faces four felony charges Prosecutors have filed charges against a man for sexually assaulting elderly victims at...

COVID-19 Continues to Decrease in County but Air Quality Reducing Testing

September 15, 2020

September 15, 2020

Smoke advisory in effect through Wednesday By Sam Catanzaro While COVID-19 cases continue to decrease in Los Angeles County, health...

Edify TV: Westsiders Working out Amid Poor Air Quality

September 15, 2020

September 15, 2020

With poor air quality due to wildfire smoke, local health officials are urging the public to avoid outdoor activity but...

COVID-19 Could Have Been in Area as Early as Last December

September 15, 2020

September 15, 2020

UCLA study reports significant increase in coughs and acute respiratory failure prior to first official cases of COVID-19 By Sam...

Willy California Wants Men to Rethink Their Closet

September 15, 2020

September 15, 2020

Local clothing line reimagines athleisure By Toi Creel With ranges in styles for men’s clothing from suits and professional clothing...

Police Searching For Robbery Suspects: Santa Monica Beat – September, 14, 2020

September 14, 2020

September 14, 2020

Local news and culture in under 5 minutes. * Police Searching For Robbery Suspects * Should School Board Representatives Have...