Tuesday, July 29, 2008

300 south raymond


this building exterior caught my eye. i think the brickwork on the front is really fascinating. i have very little idea what this business provides or does. is it a store or a factory? anyone out there in pasadena-land know? fyi - this image was taken with my old camera.

12 comments:

Petrea said...

Nothing in my brain about it. Maybe some of the people who've been here a long time will know.

Ken said...

I like the brickwork too. Ben, are you sure this wasn't taken in Markham :)

Ben Wideman said...

It does remind me of some of the buildings along Main St. Markham... but I'm convinced that I took this in Pasadena :)

I'll be back in Stouffville in September. Maybe we should connect.

Laurie said...

Don't know the original use of the place but The Model Train Club of Southern California meets there in the basement on Wednesday nights. ALso, it has been the site of Cord Blood Symposiums.

And that's the weirdest combo I've ever heard of.

(Thanks, Google!)

Laurie said...

I wrote too soon. It has a travel agency who booked trips for people attending the Cord Blood Symposiums...

I really should do something more productive during my daughter's nap time!

Ben Wideman said...

Wow, I knew I could count on someone to step up and fill us in on what happens there, but I really expected it to be at least somewhat related to china (either the country, the food, the dishes, etc.)

Thanks for the insight Laurie!

Ben Wideman said...

oh, and how did your daughter like the quake???

Laurie said...

Ben, we were at Toys R Us of all places. The entire place rattled and swayed and the big hanging fluorescent lights were clanging together. She said, "Mommy, why are all the toys moving?" I explained that earthquakes are when the ground rolls over and wiggles and she said, "That ground needs to lay down and go back to sleep."

So overall, no big deal. It was the biggest one I can remember in the last decade for sure. But nothing compares to NOrthridge. (Shudder.)

pasadenapio said...

300 S. Raymond is the building where Crown City Brewery used to be (they closed due to something about lease issues). I just now did a records search on our system and it shows that there were building permits for a lot of tenant improvement over the past year, plus approved code compliance certificates for two businesses: Johnson Galleries and Hotheads Hair Salon. There may be other businesses going in, but that's what I found so far.

Ben Wideman said...

That's pretty much the cutest thing I've heard all day.

Ben Wideman said...

PIO - leave it to the information officer to come up with the details! Thanks for filling us all in.

Petrea said...

Wow. You want to have the PIO reading your blog. That's excellent info, Ann.