Charlies Beauty Salon - "Mixed Use” - Los Angeles, California
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK
N 34° 00.935 W 118° 08.032
11S E 395306 N 3764463
Quick Description: Charlie’s Beauty Salon was once a sidewalk tamale parlor. The light-green, stucco covered building itself is still shaped like a cylindrically, wrapped burrito with twisted up ends.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 6/26/2014 10:43:27 PM
Waymark Code: WMM0E1
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Team Farkle 7
Views: 6

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Charlie's Beauty Salon is a building converted from a former tamale parlor. The building is rounded like a burrito wrap and has a wrapper twist at each end of the building, like a twisty closure of the burrito's wrapper.

Zippy laments how things change from being a walk-up tamale parlor in the 1920's to a beauty salon today. Zippy goes in and asks for a wet cut, color retouch and a blow dry, along with a restyle and a foil wrap. Oh, and throw in 3 chicken, 2 pork and 1 blue corn, referring to the tamales of olden day.

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Front View
Wrapper "Fin"

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Date the strip ran: 2/20/2006

Strip Name: Mixed Use

Location of item featured in the strip: 6421 Whittier Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90022

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