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Alpine Village in Torrance > Illegal demolition

Postby nichols » Sat Jun 28, 2008 8:44 pm

DAILY BREEZE

What's going on at Alpine Village?
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RECREATION: Longtime managers have been fired and redevelopment is now delayed.
By Nick Green, Staff Writer
Article Launched: 06/26/2008 11:57:29 PM PDT

Alpine Village, the kitschy German-themed landmark near Torrance that this year marks its 40th anniversary, has entered something of a midlife crisis.

Longtime manager Hans Rotter and his wife, Teri, were fired last week apparently for their role in an ill-conceived redevelopment scheme, several sources who asked to remain anonymous told the Daily Breeze independently.

That ambitious project, which began and then was stopped because it lacked a county demolition permit, at one time included a plan to build a 300-room hotel atop the German restaurant and bar, officials confirmed.

However, the demolition, which included much of the huge 1,373-space parking lot and the aging beer garden used for Alpine Village's annual Oktoberfest, resulted in the loss of two other South Bay institutions...

http://www.dailybreeze.com/ci_9715367

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Postby Lynxwiler » Mon Jul 14, 2008 10:05 pm

It had been about 15 years since my last visit so Nichols' post encouraged me to go back. Here's some pics of what I saw.

In a nutshell, the shopping and restaurant/dining aren't worth the trek, but the grocery and beer are wonderful and worth repeating.

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Postby Lynxwiler » Tue Jul 15, 2008 11:23 am

I won't rule it out. The price of the buffet is pretty good too; $16, I think.

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Postby vintagegirl » Wed Jul 16, 2008 11:16 am

Wow, I had no idea this had happened! I've been to many of their Oktoberfests and it seems odd for them to destroy the beer garden when it was always a packed event.


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