Tuesday, May 15, 2012

JoS. A. Bank Clothiers Coming to Historic Bank Building at Brand & Broadway

JoS. A. Bank Clothiers is moving into the former Community Bank space in the historic Security Trust and Savings Bank building, 100 North Brand, which dates to 1923.  The space in the basement of the building is also being renovated as a co-working space called Cowork 100.

100 North Brand when Community Bank was on the ground floor.

From 1906 to 1923 there was a Pacific Electric Railway Depot on the site.  This is a 1909 photo of the Pacific Electric Depot, with the First National Bank Building behind it.  That building dates to 1905.  Levy's Kitchen is currently located on the ground floor.
1912 photo of the Pacific Electric Depot from Glendale, California: The Jewel City

The distinctive Borders across the street is still empty.  But with Bloomingdale's coming into the Mervyn's space across the street, the most prominent intersection in the center of downtown Glendale will finally be three-quarters occupied again.  It's the center of downtown Glendale, it's been a bummer to see the intersection empty. Well, empty aside from BJ's Brewhouse, which has displaced Hot Wings Cafe as the de facto cultural center of downtown Glendale (sigh).

Here's my favorite shot of the Borders building

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