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BevMo! Now Open at La Brea and Wilshire

BevMo! Now Open at La Brea and Wilshire

| November 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

BevMo! opened its newest location at the La Brea and Wilshire Blvds in the Essex Building at 5212 W. Wilshire Blvd. The new store was christened with champagne ceremoniously opened with a saber by Jeff Ellis, BevMo! regional manager for San Diego and Orange County.  Store manager Vicente Mendoza cut the ribbon Thursday evening with […]

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838-844 S. La Brea: Requiem for Another Lovely Building

838-844 S. La Brea: Requiem for Another Lovely Building

| September 4, 2017 | 5 Comments

Every building has a story.  And when those stories are architecturally, historically and/or culturally signifcant, we work to save or honor the buildings with various kinds of historic designations that can preserve them, or at least their memories, for generations to come. But many lovely buildings simply exist for decades as valuable parts of our […]

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Lenin Statue Gone

Lenin Statue Gone

| July 1, 2017 | 2 Comments

“Miss Mao Trying to Poise Herself at the Top of Lenin’s Head,” a.k.a. the giant Lenin-head statue at the former Ace Museum at the corner of 4th and La Brea, has been removed.  As we noted a little more than a week ago, the Gao Brothers, the Chinese artists who made the iconic artwork, had […]

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Ace Museum Update:  Iconic Statue Seeks New Home (or…Who Wants a Giant Lenin Head?)

Ace Museum Update: Iconic Statue Seeks New Home (or…Who Wants a Giant Lenin Head?)

| June 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

A few days ago, a post in the LAist blog caught our eye, giving people a heads-up that the love-it-or-hate-it-but-certainly-iconic Lenin-head sculpture at the Ace Museum, 400 S. La Brea, may be leaving soon. According to the post, the owner of the currently shuttered space, where the financially troubled museum had been located, has notified […]

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Wilshire/Fairfax Subway Decking Work Completed Five Weeks Early

Wilshire/Fairfax Subway Decking Work Completed Five Weeks Early

| June 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Metro reported yesterday that the installation of surface-level concrete concrete decking along Wilshire Blvd. near Fairfax Ave. has been completed five weeks ahead of schedule…which means no more weekend street closures and traffic detours in the area. The new deck panels act as a temporary street surface that allows Purple Line subway excavation and construction […]

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La Brea’s Nick Metropolis Seeking Support

La Brea’s Nick Metropolis Seeking Support

| May 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Yesterday, news outlets far and wide (including even the New York Times) reported that Nick Metropolis, the ecclectic second-hand store at 100 S. La Brea, filled with old commercial signs, vintage furniture, and a wide variety of other collectables and oddities, is struggling to stay in business.  Apparently, a recent change in property owners has left […]

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