OK, I can comprehend why Speedworkz on the left there would opt for such a glaring storefront marquee since the name of their place includes the obligatory oh-so-cool “Z” and they’re a one-stop carsthatgoboom stereo shop catering to a clientele that’s drawn to loud sounds and colors like so many moths to a flourescent flame. But seriously, nothing says Diamonds Are For Never like the matching day-glo yellow/green adorning the obviously high-class jewelry shop at the intersection of Westerly Terrace and Sunset Boulevard. What I particular love is the accent ó not over the “e” in Leon, but the “o.” Clearly the place to be upon which to get your bling.
And since we’re in the neighborhood, let me also sing the dismay I have for the “Silver-Sun” strip mall a couple blocks east at Sunset and Parkman. I’d been watching this one develop in wary hope that they’d do something with the place, but alas, it seems the best they could do was craft a front that has “It Came From the ’80s” all over it.
What were they thinking?!