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[Images via See's Candies]
Charles and Mary See of See's Candies entered the sugar business in 1920 in a Renaissance Revival building at 135 N. Western Avenue. Now, that building is facing doom at the hands of developers who want to use the spot for a—you guessed it—mini-mall.
The Sees themselves have been out of the space for years, having moved their kitchen and shop to La Cienega in 1946, but architecture fans and candy historians don't want to see the building go. They've taken their cause to the City Council, led by a woman who once "took a summer job wearing the famous white dress and giving out samples in the hopes that she could tour the famous See's candy factory." This Thursday, the Cultural Heritage Commission meets to discuss the building's fate, so we'll all just have to wait and See. (Zing! See what we just did there? Zing again!)
· Oh Say Can You See's A New Cultural-Historic Monument [Franklin Avenue]
· Fighting to save the original See's Candies building [LAT]
· See's Candies [Official Site]