Monday, May 17, 2010

Helms Bakery

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.

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At 4:21 PM PDT, Blogger Sarah said...

I admired that rug at Room and Board too! Get out the broomsticks and double up your chunky yarns. :)

At 4:48 PM PDT, Anonymous Jo Anne said...

Oh how I remember the Helms Man coming down our street in the early evening - tooting his bell. You would run outside and he would pull open those big drawers and show you all of the baked goodies. Wasn't it a great time to be a kid??

And I do like all they have done over in the complex. The restaurants are all quite good and lots of shopping to do as well.

At 6:57 AM PDT, Blogger gale (she shoots sheep shots) said...

Sounds like another fine outing to me! Doesn't it make you want to knit (or crochet) a rug?

At 1:16 PM PDT, Blogger MonkeyGurrrrrl said...

Was that Mr. Larry's tea? :)

At 2:11 PM PDT, Blogger Natalie said...

Great rug.

When I was in elementary school we had a Bakery Man who drove an old Helm wagon through the neighborhood and sold candy from the numerous shelves in the back. I do not recall ever buying anything but candy, but we still called him the Bakery Man.


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