UPDATE July 20: Walking WeHo did a little I-Spy over the weekend and sure enough employees were in the store stocking shelves and training on the new registers. Rows of brand new shopping carts were just delivered, still in the plastic wrap. Finishing touches were being completed on both in and out decor. It looks like the July 23rd opening is on target.
UPDATE June 30: Well proving once again that Walking WeHo is on, or slightly ahead of, the cutting edge comes the monthly email from West Hollywood Mayor Abbe Land. According to the email, Pavilions/West Hollywood is set to open with a fundraiser for Project Angel Food on Weds, July 22. The Grand Opening and Preview event starts at 3:00 pm on Thursday, July 23 with permanent re-opening on Friday, July 24 at 6:00 am. For more information on the Project Angel Food event click the link above. To receive Mayor Land’s newsletter email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have heard rumor that the West Hollywood Pavilions, closed since, well I tried to look it up and that took more than ten minutes so, closed for months and months, is set to re-open in July. Yes, July of this year. Okay so I looked again and it appears that it closed in September, 2008. What? Less than a year? Okay, if you say. Now it is true that I do most of my shopping at Trader Joe’s but there are just some things that you can’t get there, like the B-Man’s Diet Coke. Plus I have missed the Panda Express and I hear that there will be a kick-a*s Salad Bar. So I had to do a little reconnaissance (i-spy) to find out. Photos from Sat, June 27th:
I don’t know about July but it is getting closer. I think that the entire West Hollywood Community, and the surrounding neighbors, and the Beverly Hills Firefighters that shop there, will be very relieved when it reopens. You can see below that I included a “celebrity sighting” category because there have been many a Celeb through WeHo Pav’s over the years. My first sighting, 9 years ago, Mr. Charles Nelson Reilly. I’m just sayin’!