Wednesday, January 14, 2015
I love California's Googie architecture. Love it. But as in NYC, LA can't wait to smash the beautiful old and replace it with the plastic, crap-tastic modern shite of today. "We just learned that the new owners of Norms La Cienega have a demolition permit for the iconic Googie coffee shop at 470-478 La Cienega Blvd. The Conservancy and our Modern Committee submitted a local landmark nomination for Norms late last year that the city’s Cultural Heritage Commission will hear tomorrow (Thursday). We don’t anticipate the new owners acting on their demo permit today, but just in case, if you’re in the area, please keep an eye on it. If you see anything happening – such as the removal of the signage (fence going up, big equipment, guys in hard hats), please call the Conservancy immediately at (213) 623-2489. We’ll keep you posted. Learn more about this issue on our website: https://
www.laconservancy.org/ issues/ norms-la-cienega-coffee-sho p "