Big Lots Highland Park closing

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Big Lots Highland Park closing

Postby daybreaker » Wed Dec 17, 2008 12:07 pm

Big Lots located at 5610 York Blvd, LA, CA. 90042 in Highland Park is closing. Although, not a terrible loss from a retail perspective, the building is a graceful 1960's building with a swooping roofline (call me crazy, but it's almost Lautner-esque). You can see the blurry google maps pic here.

http://maps.google.com/maps?ie=utf-8&oe ... 1&ct=image

Anyway, just wanted to give the mod community a heads up as you never know what might happen when buildings change hands or uses.

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Postby nichols » Wed Dec 17, 2008 1:16 pm

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Safeway

Postby Chrisgreen » Wed Dec 17, 2008 3:02 pm

I really hope this Safeway building gets adopted by a sympathetic owner/tenant! It actually hasn't been modified much -- it even has the big wall clock on the back wall inside!

Judging from what groceteria.com says, I'm thinking this isn't the building from 1955, because they list a 1959 San Francisco Marina store as the first built with the arching roof.
http://www.groceteria.com/safeway/1960.html

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Postby nichols » Wed Dec 17, 2008 6:16 pm

My first thought was that it was a precursor, but the county tax records show it being built in 1968. I guess I should have listened to that clock on the back wall. Why would Safeway tear down a store after 13 years to build a new one?

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Postby daybreaker » Wed Dec 17, 2008 8:22 pm

Wow, Nichols! Thanks for that clipping from the grand opening. Cool.

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Postby nichols » Thu Dec 18, 2008 9:32 pm

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Postby Perks » Fri Dec 19, 2008 7:54 am

I've always loved the swooping rooflines of some of the old Safeway stores. There are still a few of them out there.

To add to the pool...Oakland, 1965. Now a Walgreens and, apparently, still largely unmolested.

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Red Bluff, CA. Now a county library. I love the sheltered entrance and the overhang...although I question the judgment of whoever chose that font!

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Postby modfan » Fri Dec 19, 2008 8:24 am

I think there is one is West LA that's a Von's now, dunno how pristine it is.
And there is (was?) one in Bloomington off the I-10. In my hometown of Claremont there was a gabled (not curved) one at Indian Hill & Arrow, but I think it's been covered over with a remodel for a few years now.

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Postby roadsidepictures » Thu Dec 25, 2008 12:40 pm

1962 Safeway, Boise, Idaho

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Postby Slim and Gabby » Fri Jan 02, 2009 6:22 pm

Groceteria was amazing. Thanks for turning us onto this site.
I was pleased to learn more about Alpha Beta (foods were alphabetized!) but mostly I remember their extra weird gumball machines.
And those neat old square yellow and green towers on Lucky stores?

I HAVE worked in the grocery industry, never for one of the biggies. I love how some of that old art (Country Fresh Dairy!) stays intact in some ghetto ethnic markets that just can't afford to rehab.

And who KNEW there was once a southern chain called....Jitney Jungle?

Grrr. I can see I will suck up loads of time looking at this stuff. Yay!
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I actually have BEEN in that one

Postby Slim and Gabby » Sun Jan 04, 2009 12:01 pm

Yessss!
I have been in that store, but never when it had that swell porte-couchiere at the left of the pix.

At one point all of the Lucky stores had a yellow with green color scheme. The inside of those big squares cut into the columns would have been green. For some reason, when I was a kid we often bought Casaba melons only at Lucky. I thought it had something to do with that yellow and green color thing. Weird how kids minds work, ain't it?
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Postby AtomicGirl » Tue Jan 27, 2009 3:54 pm

There is one in downtown long beach that is in good condition. It is currently a Vons.

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Postby nichols » Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:41 pm

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Postby nichols » Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:43 pm

A G E N D A
CULTURAL HERITAGE COMMISSION
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2009, 10:00 A.M.

200 North Spring Street
Room 1010, City Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90012



5. HIGHLAND PARK SAFEWAY STORE, 5610 YORK BOULEVARD, 5625 BUCHANAN
STREET, CD 1/14, CHC-2009-404-HCM
Review of Historic-Cultural Monument Application. Motion Required


Owner: Schwab, Robert H and Louis H. Trust, Schwab,
R Trust, H Schwab Trust

Applicant: Charles J. Fisher


Nomination is here:
http://cityplanning.lacity.org/StaffRpt ... 09-404.pdf

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Postby daybreaker » Thu Feb 19, 2009 1:09 pm

Great to see the Cultural Heritage Commission is hearing this today. Does anyone know what the outcome of the meeting was?

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Postby roadsidepictures » Thu Feb 19, 2009 1:31 pm

I wish they'd keep the river rock exterior and just add on to it. Just about every shopping center is nothing but stucco these days.

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Postby nichols » Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:26 am

3/0 vote YES on the first step to designation

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Postby roadsidepictures » Fri Feb 20, 2009 11:06 am

That's great news!!

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Postby Nathan » Sun Feb 22, 2009 12:43 pm

God bless Charlie Fisher.

Cladding that exterior, adding that roofline, covering over all that glass...it's somewhere between inept and inane. I'm sure the folks at Little, and the Schwab family, are very nice people. But come on.

El Super is on the march...
http://articles.latimes.com/2008/aug/23 ... ogrocery23

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Postby nichols » Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:07 am

Nathan, will you bless me if I write a nomination for the Log Cabin downtown?

http://www.lottaliving.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=11964

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Postby daybreaker » Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:42 am

Great news. Thanks for the updates!

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Postby Nathan » Mon Feb 23, 2009 9:21 pm

Chris, not only will I bless you if you write the nomination, but I will bless you going into the arduous activity of writing the nomination. Now, I could give you something from my Hebraic lineage, or Louisiana Trinitarian side, but it's probably easiest to give you something that I know you'll take to heart, in this, this most Catholic of endeavors:

Lord Jesus, our brother,
You showed Your love for the sick
by Your concern for them.
Help us to see You and serve You in the sick.

Bless Chris Nichols
who is dedicated to landmarking and preserving the Log Cabin.
Guide him in his labors,
and give him a greater share in Your love.
Reward his service
by the peace and joy of Your Holy Spirit,
and by the everlasting happiness of Heaven.

Lord Jesus,
we praise You,
for You are our Lord for ever and ever.

Amen.


Plus I hope you know that that special light is upon you. I wish to remind all of Amos 7:7-8:
7 This is what he showed me: The Lord was standing by a wall that had been built true to plumb, with a plumb line in his hand.
8 And the LORD asked me, "What do you see, Amos?"
"A plumb line," I replied.
Then the Lord said, "Look, I am setting a plumb line among my people Israel; I will spare them no longer."

Pretty baddass.

Blessings on us all in these times.

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Postby nichols » Tue Feb 24, 2009 12:10 pm

1 Kings 5:8
So Hiram sent word to Solomon:
"I have received the message you sent me and will do all you want in providing the cedar and pine logs."

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Postby nichols » Thu Apr 02, 2009 1:34 pm

I'm sad to announce that the Cultural Heritage Commission denied the monument nomination today. But happy to say I'm still working on the White Log!


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