Two small signs along San Fernando Rd., where Glendale Ave. ends, are likely missed by drivers-by. They announce an urban infill claiming to be the "first mixed-use condominium development" in an area that "virtually abuts" Atwater Village. Kids 95 years ago might have called this the City of Tropico. Today they call it Glendale.
Here's the scoop on the "Vintage" project, from a PDF at Urban Housing Alliance (via glendalecollection.com):
No mention of the famous neighbors - Humphrey Bogart, James Stewart - now occupying space across the street at Forest Lawn.
UPDATE: Yes, this property does seem to include - by virtue of chain-link fence - the Coffee Shop Dining Room and the Original Barrio Fiesta of Manila. Both are closed and, presumably, headed for a wrecking ball. Horrible cell-phone photo shows the "Vintage" development sign on right, the Coffee Shop behind it on the left.
August 24, 2006
New Townhomes in Old Tropico