Monday, September 26, 2011

Eddie's Liquor in East LA

Once upon a time, this liquor store in East LA was a fine example of the optimistic 50's idea of modern architecture. The wrap-around window treatment, originally designed to allow the brilliant Southern California light to flood the store, became a weak point for the store's survival in a rather harsh cultural climate.

These days, it's become rather buttoned down, almost jail-like. The open doors suggest the entrance to a questionable labyrinth, rather than an invitation to 'come on in' and pick up some party supplies.