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Mama See Would Be So Proud, Candy May Return to Neighborhood

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Los Angeles magazine's Chris Nichols reports that the building that housed a See's Candy Shop on Western Ave near Melrose--a building the city deemed historic in June, and a move that dashed a developer's plan to turn the project into a strip mall--may be restored. And look who may return as a tenant: "This week, owners, architect, neighbors and See’s Vice President Richard Van Doren had a meeting at the site to discuss See’s as a potential tenant in a restored See’s building. The St. Andrews Square neighborhood group has been leading the charge to bring candy back into their neighborhood." Pictured, courtesy of, is a rendering of the proposed restored building. Mary See (also pictured), opened the first store eighty years ago with her son, Charles A. See.
· Candy Crusade [LA Mag]
· Mary See Beats Back Developers [Curbed LA]