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By Melanie Hicken | July 11, 2009
CENTRAL GLENDALE — Don’t worry: The eggs aren’t going anywhere, the new owner of Virgil’s Hardware Home Center said Friday. When loyal customers of the family-owned 103-year-old hardware store learned of its sale to Chatsworth-based Lumber City Corp., the owner of California Do It Center, they were concerned the local gem would lose its quirks and become more like its bigger, corporate counterparts. To customers, Virgil’s, located at 520 N. Glendale Ave., is known for its unique selection of goods — everything from eggs and sauerkraut to vintage, one-of-a-kind hardware fixtures.
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By Fereva | September 8, 2006
A couple of weeks ago as I approached the local coffee bistro for my morning fix, I heard heavy footsteps behind me. I had parked off street and was walking through a deserted alley, so I turned nervously. Ah, only kids! Three teenage boys (whom I'm sure would be insulted by the moniker "kids," but hey ? most cops look like they're 12 years old to me) lumbered in my wake. I wondered what could drag them out of bed at such an early hour when there were still a few days of summer left.
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By Charles Cooper | April 17, 2009
The future of the Foothill Lumber property remains very much in doubt this week after a vote by the Design Review Board to reject a controversial three-story mixed use office building proposed for the site. Consultant Rodney Khan said owner GBS Investments has until April 24 to decide what to do, and will probably reach a decision by the end of this week. “We listened very carefully to what the board members said,” he told the Valley Sun. “Now it’s going to be a business decision.
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By Nancy Comeau | January 1, 2009
Remember the three-story, multi-use building proposed for the Foothill Lumber and Hardware site that made all the news last summer? “La Crescenta building OKd,” (July 18), “La Crescenta plan is unfit for area” (Mailbag, July 25), “Eyes are hurting in La Crescenta” (Mailbag, July 22) and “Board did not heed community on building” (Community Commentary, July 25) were just a few of the articles and letters to the editors concerning the overwhelming community disapproval of this project.
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By Jeremy Oberstein | January 12, 2009
GLENDALE — Opposition is building to a proposed three-story structure on Foothill Boulevard as the developer prepares to present the project’s new design next month. The proposal for 3522 to 3534 Foothill Blvd. — the current site of Foothill Lumber and Hardware — has been a flash point for controversy since July when the lot’s owner announced plans for a three-story commercial mixed-use building to include 8,670 square feet of retail space, 17,000 square feet of medical offices and 17,000 square feet of general office space.
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By Jason Wells | January 26, 2009
LA CRESCENTA — A representative for a planned three-story commercial mixed-use building on Foothill Boulevard said a request from residents to measure the proposed height of the building with balloons would likely be granted, although both sides conceded that the project appeared headed to the City Council on appeal. The city’s Design Review Board No. 2 unanimously voted last year to move the project, slated for the Foothill Building and Lumber site, to a second design phase, setting the stage for approval Feb. 12 if board members find their suggestions to use more modern themes were followed.
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By Robin Goldsworthy | February 13, 2009
Local residents, worried about the size of the proposed 50-foot-tall project at the existing site of Foothill Lumber in the 3500 block of Foothill Boulevard, showed up at the site early Sunday morning with measuring tools in order to gauge how the proposed buildings will visually impact the area. Before they got started, though, Foothill Lumber property owner Farshid Khosravi called Glendale Fire Department and police to put a halt to the impromptu measuring party. The residents, which numbered around 10, are part of the Crescenta Valley Community Association and had submitted a formal request to Khosravi and the property developer Rodney Khan in January to be allowed onto the property in order to take the measurements.
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By Zain Shauk | July 8, 2009
CENTRAL GLENDALE — Virgil’s Hardware Home Center, long known as the quirky source of everything from eggs to 50-year-old door knobs, has been purchased by the owner of Do-It Center hardware stores after 100 years of family ownership, company representatives confirmed Wednesday. Chatsworth-based Neiman Reed Lumber Co., which also owns a Do-It Center in Burbank, informed Virgil’s employees of the buyout during a staff meeting Monday, store clerks said. The change stirred fears among loyal shoppers who often chose the store over other hardware outlets because of its staff expertise, unique selection and sometimes odd offerings.
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July 11, 2008
Foothill Lumber plans expansion Plans for a proposed expansion of Foothill Lumber at 3522-3534 Foothill Blvd. have been submitted to the city of Glendale. The applicant, Khan Consulting Inc., is hoping to demolish the two existing commercial buildings and construct a new three-story commercial mixed-use building with subterranean parking of 166 spaces. The city’s Design Review Board 2 will hold a preliminary review of the plans on Thursday, July 17. For more information, visit the website http://www.
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By Melanie Hicken | July 11, 2009
CENTRAL GLENDALE — Don’t worry: The eggs aren’t going anywhere, the new owner of Virgil’s Hardware Home Center said Friday. When loyal customers of the family-owned 103-year-old hardware store learned of its sale to Chatsworth-based Lumber City Corp., the owner of California Do It Center, they were concerned the local gem would lose its quirks and become more like its bigger, corporate counterparts. To customers, Virgil’s, located at 520 N. Glendale Ave., is known for its unique selection of goods — everything from eggs and sauerkraut to vintage, one-of-a-kind hardware fixtures.
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By Charles Cooper | April 17, 2009
The future of the Foothill Lumber property remains very much in doubt this week after a vote by the Design Review Board to reject a controversial three-story mixed use office building proposed for the site. Consultant Rodney Khan said owner GBS Investments has until April 24 to decide what to do, and will probably reach a decision by the end of this week. “We listened very carefully to what the board members said,” he told the Valley Sun. “Now it’s going to be a business decision.
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By Robin Goldsworthy | February 13, 2009
Local residents, worried about the size of the proposed 50-foot-tall project at the existing site of Foothill Lumber in the 3500 block of Foothill Boulevard, showed up at the site early Sunday morning with measuring tools in order to gauge how the proposed buildings will visually impact the area. Before they got started, though, Foothill Lumber property owner Farshid Khosravi called Glendale Fire Department and police to put a halt to the impromptu measuring party. The residents, which numbered around 10, are part of the Crescenta Valley Community Association and had submitted a formal request to Khosravi and the property developer Rodney Khan in January to be allowed onto the property in order to take the measurements.
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By Jason Wells | January 26, 2009
LA CRESCENTA — A representative for a planned three-story commercial mixed-use building on Foothill Boulevard said a request from residents to measure the proposed height of the building with balloons would likely be granted, although both sides conceded that the project appeared headed to the City Council on appeal. The city’s Design Review Board No. 2 unanimously voted last year to move the project, slated for the Foothill Building and Lumber site, to a second design phase, setting the stage for approval Feb. 12 if board members find their suggestions to use more modern themes were followed.
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By Jeremy Oberstein | January 12, 2009
GLENDALE — Opposition is building to a proposed three-story structure on Foothill Boulevard as the developer prepares to present the project’s new design next month. The proposal for 3522 to 3534 Foothill Blvd. — the current site of Foothill Lumber and Hardware — has been a flash point for controversy since July when the lot’s owner announced plans for a three-story commercial mixed-use building to include 8,670 square feet of retail space, 17,000 square feet of medical offices and 17,000 square feet of general office space.
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By Nancy Comeau | January 1, 2009
Remember the three-story, multi-use building proposed for the Foothill Lumber and Hardware site that made all the news last summer? “La Crescenta building OKd,” (July 18), “La Crescenta plan is unfit for area” (Mailbag, July 25), “Eyes are hurting in La Crescenta” (Mailbag, July 22) and “Board did not heed community on building” (Community Commentary, July 25) were just a few of the articles and letters to the editors concerning the overwhelming community disapproval of this project.
NEWS
By Fereva | September 8, 2006
A couple of weeks ago as I approached the local coffee bistro for my morning fix, I heard heavy footsteps behind me. I had parked off street and was walking through a deserted alley, so I turned nervously. Ah, only kids! Three teenage boys (whom I'm sure would be insulted by the moniker "kids," but hey ? most cops look like they're 12 years old to me) lumbered in my wake. I wondered what could drag them out of bed at such an early hour when there were still a few days of summer left.
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