STAPLES OF MY LA CHILDHOOD THAT NO LONGER EXIST
This might be niche but where my LA natives at?!
- •DiveA restaurant that I always wanted to go to (and my parents never wanted to go to) in The Century City mall (now called Westfield) with a submarine theme. Basically the restaurant version of the submarine ride at Disneyland.
- •Tower RecordsI used to go with my mom and she would just blindly buy the top 10 CDs.
- •Zen Zoo TeaBefore juice/boba was cool this place was holding it down in Brentwood. It was SO good and I truly miss it.
- •Ed Debevic'sThe place for birthday parties for kids ages 8-12. The waiters would dance on countertops and now that I think about it were probably all aspiring actors. I hope they're all famous now. Apparently these still exist in Chicago.
- •The AvcoThe theatre they have there now is called the iPic and I hear it's nice but...it's called iPic
- •Pixie Town / Beverly Hills TeenSo OG I couldn't find a picture online. Where there is now an Intermix there was once a stupidly fancy store for kids clothes with a sister store for teens down the street
- •BrentanosBookstore in the Century city mall I can remember so so well. Also no photos available online
- •Island'sBeverly drive /BH great seasoned fries
- •Sammy's ShoesIt was right next to my mom's office and I'd go look at shelltoe Adidas while waiting for her to drive me home
- •Johnny RocketsBeverly drive ( a theme here is all walking distance sans car)
- •Book Star (Beverly Connection)I once bought 17 Sweet Valley High's in one swoop (it was my bday)
- •Baskin RobbinsBest birthday cakes (canon drive)
- •Dutton's BooksCanon drive! After an ice cream from Thrifty's you can also get a book!
- •Friends in the Sherman Oaks fashion squareAll the hottest styles for Tweens. Pants only came in bell bottoms.Suggested by @celesteballard
- •Hard Rock Cafe at Beverly Center that had the car in itSuggested by @mirandafreiberg
- •Hollywood star lanesLebowski, video games, bowling.Suggested by @gilbaron
- •Boogie's Diner[sorry I'm so late to this list, but I found it very moving] this was in the Westside Pavilion expansion, ground-floor of what then became Barnes & Noble. Essentially Ed Debevic's minus hammy waitstaff, plus overpriced branded clothing. I had a Boogie's letterman jacket.Suggested by @tothemaxxx