On Sunday, Larry and I drove over to the old Helms Bakery site in Culver City. I hadn't been there in awhile and was interested in seeing how they had re-configured Helms Avenue. The street is blocked off from Washington Blvd. You can turn south on Helms from Venice Blvd. You are then directed into a parking area to the east of the street. The former street in front of Beacon, Father's Office and Le Dijonaisse Cafe is now a promenade with landscaping, fountains, benches and more. We had a very nice, reasonable breakfast at Le Dijonaisse Cafe. I had the lox, onion and cream cheese omelette. Larry had the Denver omelette. We sat outside. "Diet" French Bread After breakfast we wandered next door to Room and Board, a contemporary furniture store. I wanted everything in the place, especially one of these super chunky, wool, stockinet knit area rugs!
I do love the fact that the Helms Bakery complex has been saved and reused. The 1930's art deco buildings are still wonderful to gaze upon. Although I miss seeing the Helms coaches drive around the City, delivering baked goods, it's nice to know that we can still visit and see the old trucks inside the building, along with a timeline history of the Bakery.
Labels: Architecture, Art, Food, Los Angeles, Memories, Vintage Photos