Monday, July 24, 2006

Riviera Plaza

245 Palos Verdes Blvd, Redondo Beach, Ca 90277

Today's focus is on the Riviera Plaza in Redondo Beach. This little shopping center recently went under a modest remodel where the cool sixties style of the Vons Supermarket was replaced by a very typical and over-used contemporary design. The sign here looks like it could be old, but is actually not. The original sign was white and came out from the left of where the star is. If you look up the address on Windows Live Local, and check out the Birds eye function you can still see the old sign as well as how the Plaza looked before (at least until they update the satellite photos). The star on top is just great, however.

Here is a closer view of the star. Very cool.

This is how the Vons looks now. Unfortunately, I do not have any before pictures to show. Just try to picture the new rockwork gone and let your imagination do the rest.


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