Thursday, December 14, 2006

Parasol renovation delayed

The ongoing saga of the Parasol Restaurant in Seal Beach continued today in the Register. It seems the landlord and tenant (Mel's Drive-In) are still negotiating the iconic building's exterior appearance after its "renovation." This means the process of restoring/reopening the place is behind schedule. However, if it weren't for the efforts of locals and preservationists, it's unlikely this classic space-age coffee shop would still be standing at all. The original plan was to demolish it during the remodeling of the adjoining shopping center. Chalk one up for the good guys!

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