Poor Brown Derby. A shell of its former self (literally), the Derby is the topic of blogger Qualified Condition's most recent post. Planning, preservation, and offers to burn down the mall are also discussed: "In other posts I’ve suggested that these beloved buildings-shaped-like-stuff are hard to keep around because new tenants or developers may not identify strongly with the iconic image. Big ol’ hats don’t really sell manicures or noodles. I suppose this is where the City’s historic preservation mechanism usually comes into place....I’m just going to say that we managed to save a ramshackled bungalow where Bukowski lived for about five minutes when he wasn’t even writing anything, we could have done a little better here."
· Brown Derby or Happy Fun Ball? [Qualified Condition]
· Restoration Brings Life Back to Bukowski Bungalows [Curbed LA]