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Going, Going, Gone! The Former Vans Shoes Building on Topanga Cyn Blvd and Nordhoff St Demolished

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Remember the Vans Shoe Store at 9030 Topanga Cyn Blvd (near Nordhoff) where you would get your cool Vans kicks? I blogged back on June 15, 2011 that the store had mysteriously closed down with no formal announcement. One commenter going by the name "Anonymous" speculated that the reason for the closure was because the building was falling apart and constantly broken into. Seems to make sense but cant really confirm. 

After Vans closed, the building was offered for lease but nothing happened and the building remained vacant.  I was hoping this day would never come as it had this "cute" appeal to it with its signature roof resembling something you would see at a circus. 

There is no info at this time of the current plans for that site but I am guessing that either a mini strip mall will be built or possibly an apartment if its zoned for it or can obtain approval. 

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Marty Mcfly

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2 comments to ''Going, Going, Gone! The Former Vans Shoes Building on Topanga Cyn Blvd and Nordhoff St Demolished"

  1. Pretty sad to see this place go, but there were quite a few times that the place was vandalized. I wonder what's gonna go there. It looks like they're putting in some kind of restaurant where that Baja Fresh used to be. It was also weird how they put up that big sign for the pastry place next door and then it never opened.

  2. All that graffiti after the place closed a few years ago looked terrible..a unique Valley landmark gone, but probably for the best.


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