Valley Plaza (North Hollywood)

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Valley Plaza (North Hollywood)

Postby Adriene » Mon Apr 19, 2004 2:18 am

After standing in the rain to witness our favorite Chris' & Pitts' boomerang neon being trucked away :cry: , Eric and I drove past Valley Plaza at Laurel Canyon & Victory. We had to pull over in awe as we watched the old shops turning to rubble. Sears (built in 1952) will be staying, as well as the Wells Fargo bank tower.

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Postby Lynxwiler » Mon Apr 19, 2004 9:50 pm

Judging by the plans on the NoHo.org website, it looks like the Lamplighter is going to bite the dust. Did I read those plans right?

I'll miss that awesome signage ("Lantern!"), but will anybody else miss it?

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I noticed Valley Plaza being demo'd too.

Postby modfan » Tue Apr 20, 2004 6:10 am

All those shops N. of Sears-didn't seem too 'recent past historic'. Seems only about 3 yrs ago they 'facelifted' them-they were really shabby then. Hope the keep the 'Valley Plaza' sign and I hope the mural building (W F bank?)across Victory tho. It did need to need something, when you get desparate to get tenants in that include 'private lingerie modeling' and then the loss of Schabers (I guess they were done in with better food at Home Town Buffet). Seems like that whole area S. down to May Co. needs something done (I guess I should read the link before rambling on.)

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Postby nichols » Wed May 06, 2009 10:04 am

Valley Plaza opens with Sears in 1951
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(LA Times/UCLA)
Valley Plaza replacement approved
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DAILY NEWS
City Council approves Laurel Plaza redevelopment

By Rick Orlov, Staff Writer
Updated: 05/05/2009 07:20:14 PM PDT
Looking to revitalize an area at the heart of North Hollywood, the Los Angeles City Council gave final approval Tuesday to plans to redevelop the Laurel Plaza shopping center.
The project is expected to generate an estimated 1,600 construction jobs and 1,300 permanent jobs.

City officials believe it will take 12 to 14 months before groundbreaking on the 248-acre site can begin.

"This area was declared an earthquake disaster zone in 1994," said Councilwoman Wendy Greuel. "This community has waited much too long to see a thriving business community here. The residents want to see movie, stores, restaurants and this will allow us to provide that."

http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_12300722?source=rv

http://la.curbed.com/archives/2009/05/t ... age_41.php

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Postby nichols » Wed Jun 24, 2009 6:23 pm

The A.C. Martin May Company store in North Hollywood will be demolished for this project as well.

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Postby Futura Girl » Thu Jun 25, 2009 7:48 am

so sad - that may co is beautiful.
AND it has a bomb shelter!!!

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Coffee Shop Signage - Will it be Saved?

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