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by ChrisLAXEncounter
Wed Nov 14, 2007 8:49 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: LITTLE JOE's is going to be demoed.
Replies: 5
Views: 1892

A shame, but it has been shuttered for so many years.
I recall going there as a child with my parents, and the sawdust on the floor.
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Tue Nov 13, 2007 7:37 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: 1947 Royal Hawaiian to close?
Replies: 5
Views: 2106

by ChrisLAXEncounter
Tue Nov 13, 2007 7:24 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: LAX Theme Building URGENT ACTION
Replies: 40
Views: 8301

by ChrisLAXEncounter
Sat Oct 27, 2007 8:31 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Alibi Bar in Culver City
Replies: 1
Views: 780

Alibi Bar in Culver City

A nicely restored 70s theme bar, which seems to be making a reappearance, following the restoration of Saints & Sinners in the same neck of the woods a few years ago. This on the Alibi from Daily Candy.com; Oh, you were at Aunt Joan’s 90th? What a time for someone to slash all four of your tir...
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Wed Oct 24, 2007 6:12 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Can the BH Trader Vic's Tiki be Relocated?
Replies: 2
Views: 2711

Can the BH Trader Vic's Tiki be Relocated?

It seems a shame for it to be ripped down from where it has stood so proudly for so long. Maybe the new ownership would pay for the costs for good preservationist PR. Maybe it could go to another mid-Century tiki establishment? Not that there are too many left, but Damon's in Glendale or the Tonga H...
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Wed Oct 24, 2007 5:41 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Behold the new Coliseum
Replies: 18
Views: 5621

After more than 10 years without a pro football team in L.A. I have gotten used to it. I certainly do not want the city to have to foot the bill to bring a team here. If they think it's too much of a financial risk then so be it. I agree, but the NFL was going to foot the bill and then sell it to n...
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Tue Oct 23, 2007 7:03 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Queen Mary going somewhere?
Replies: 3
Views: 1303

Wasn't Disney in negotiations?
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Tue Oct 23, 2007 6:40 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Most of old nightclub to be razed (Cocoanut Grove)
Replies: 5
Views: 1603

It is a shame that LAUSD could not have incorporated a portion of the old to provide a historical continuity.
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Mon Oct 22, 2007 7:29 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Cesar Pelli Fox Hills Mall remodel
Replies: 4
Views: 996

It would be fun if Modern elements were added.
Something to give it back some spark.
Retail competition all around in that area.
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Mon Oct 22, 2007 6:54 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Felix Chevrolet
Replies: 43
Views: 10606

by ChrisLAXEncounter
Thu Sep 20, 2007 6:43 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: LAX Theme Building URGENT ACTION
Replies: 40
Views: 8301

There is no need to revamp the interior.
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Wed Sep 05, 2007 7:12 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Sunset Vine Tower?
Replies: 24
Views: 10773

by ChrisLAXEncounter
Fri Aug 31, 2007 7:07 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: What is the Best Modern Bar in LA (after Encounter)?
Replies: 21
Views: 7253

That is a good recommendation, Nichols.
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Fri Aug 31, 2007 7:01 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Los Angeles 1876 St. Vibiana Cathedral
Replies: 5
Views: 1675

I can't believe Roger Taj Mahony wanted to destroy St. Vibiana's in order to achieve his palace - well actually I can.
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Sat Aug 25, 2007 10:37 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: LAX Theme Building URGENT ACTION
Replies: 40
Views: 8301

by ChrisLAXEncounter
Sat Aug 18, 2007 8:08 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Would I want to live on Hollywood Blvd?
Replies: 4
Views: 1274

Would I want to live on Hollywood Blvd?

I was asking myself this question as I was strolling down Hollywood Blvd., last night, after dinner at Musso & Frank's, and noticing the throngs of 20-somethings on the street - which reminded me of being in Vegas and wondering if the street offered anything more. While there is big development ...
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Mon Aug 13, 2007 11:30 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Figueroa Central
Replies: 0
Views: 581

Figueroa Central

Figueroa Central Moves Forward News Brief Another pair of high-end condo towers in South Park near the growing L.A. Live site moved forward last week. Figueroa Central, the proposed 860-condo project at 1101 S. Flower St., was approved by the city Planning Commission on Thursday, Aug. 9, with a sign...
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Mon Aug 13, 2007 11:26 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Los Angeles Neon Sign Updates/Alterations/Losses
Replies: 60
Views: 29905

A Shame, but I am still jazzed about the Broadway Bar's neon sign to be overly upset.
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Sun Aug 12, 2007 9:40 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: LA: Levitt Pavilion, MacArthur Park Concerts, 8/08-9/16
Replies: 1
Views: 729

I had lunch across the street.
It looks promising as an open-air venue.
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Sun Aug 12, 2007 9:37 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Rialto theater in South Pasadena threatened?
Replies: 12
Views: 3745

I want to see a movie before it goes away, but I am not sure I can handle sitting through the Simpsons movie currently screening there.
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Fri Aug 03, 2007 10:46 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: LA Times preservation article
Replies: 13
Views: 3500

It was one of the best Los Angeles had to offer. I still want to cry when I pass by. While I glad for the replacement, it is better than nothing at all. However, I still feel that the replacement only mocks me as it is so inferior to the original. You're probably right, but I don't know from person...
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Fri Aug 03, 2007 6:54 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: 1927 downtown Sears building altered to mixed use
Replies: 9
Views: 2150

Golden Boy to acquire Sears site Boxer De La Hoya heads the group buying the landmark tower. By Roger Vincent Los Angeles Times Staff Writer August 3, 2007 Popular Los Angeles boxer Oscar De La Hoya and partners have tentatively agreed to buy the landmark Sears, Roebuck & Co. building in Boyle H...
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Thu Aug 02, 2007 11:15 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Tiki Sam's Seafood in Huntington Beach to close?
Replies: 11
Views: 3712

Big tiki event happening at Sams on Saturday.
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Thu Aug 02, 2007 11:12 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: LA Times preservation article
Replies: 13
Views: 3500

It was one of the best Los Angeles had to offer.

I still want to cry when I pass by.
While I glad for the replacement, it is better than nothing at all.
However, I still feel that the replacement only mocks me as it is so inferior to the original.
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Thu Aug 02, 2007 6:23 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Lake Shrine Gardens in Pacific Palisades
Replies: 3
Views: 1782

Lake Shrine Gardens in Pacific Palisades

Has anyone been here or have any opinion as to whether it is worth a rare weekend afternoon?

http://www.lakeshrine.org/index.html

It does look incredibly serene from the photos.
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Mon Jul 30, 2007 11:01 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Gus's Bar-B-Q in South Pasadena
Replies: 3
Views: 1312

I just passed that place on Saturday wondering why I had never been.
Now I had better hurry - or will the same business continue?
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Fri Jul 20, 2007 6:17 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: What is the Best Modern Bar in LA (after Encounter)?
Replies: 21
Views: 7253

Blue Velvet is amazing! The pool view is straight out of Less Than Zero. The decor is an amazing mid-century, organic and contemporary fusion. The vibe is stylish and fun, but not pretentious. The menu has prices you might expect, it is not a non-profit enterprise. Don't miss the bathrooms. 750 Garl...
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Fri Jul 20, 2007 5:47 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: New tiki bar in Long Beach
Replies: 3
Views: 2172

by ChrisLAXEncounter
Fri Jul 20, 2007 5:42 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: New tiki bar in Long Beach
Replies: 3
Views: 2172

by ChrisLAXEncounter
Fri Jul 20, 2007 5:35 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Hawaiian Mid-Century
Replies: 2
Views: 2248

Hawaiian Mid-Century

Courtesy of TikiCentral: I found this article on past mid-century Hawaiian architecture and while almost all the buildings are gone it's good to know they once existed and interesting to see non tiki Wimberly and Cook examples. http://www.honolulumagazine.com/articles.aspx?id=3809&q=&m=5&...

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