URGENT! Help SAVE The Parasol Restaurant in Seal Beach CA!!!

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Postby modfan » Tue Mar 14, 2006 2:22 pm

Wynn Las Vegas is not the first one with the parasol theme on the ceiling.

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Postby Vavala » Wed Mar 15, 2006 10:46 am

The Parasol in Seal Beach uses 4 distinct designs for light fixtures, all custom-designed as either opened or closed umbrellas, plus umbrella-shaped heat lamps.

Aside from fresh coats of paint for certain wall sufaces and new upholstery for booths and counter seats, virtually every surface and fixture in the restaurant is original and in good repair.

If the intended alterations are carried out, this will be a tremendous loss.

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Postby Adriene » Thu Mar 16, 2006 10:31 am

URGENT!! I drove down to Seal Beach yesterday. Partial demolition permits have already been granted to immediately start "voluntary" seismic upgrades and hazmat abatement and EXPOSE THE FRAMEWORK of The Parasol.

The Friends of The Parasol sent an emergency letter to the owners and city officials, so please support us by writing TODAY and letting them know that we are alarmed and don't want to lose The Parasol's incredible original interior.

OWNERS:

Century National Properties
3029 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 205
Santa Monica, CA 90403
FAX TO: 310-264-4796

CITY OFFICIALS:

Mayor Charles Antos
City Manager John Bahorski
City of Seal Beach
c/o City Clerk
FAX TO: 562-431-4067


COUNCILMAN
Councilman John Larson
E-MAIL TO: jhassel@msn.com


WE MIGHT BE ABLE TO GET SOME PRESS COVERAGE IF WE ORGANIZE A RALLY . . .

HOW MANY OF YOU WOULD BE ABLE TO COME SATURDAY MORNING?

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Postby Adriene » Thu Mar 16, 2006 10:32 am

URGENT!! I drove down to Seal Beach yesterday. Partial demolition permits have already been granted to immediately start "voluntary" seismic upgrades and hazmat abatement and EXPOSE THE FRAMEWORK of The Parasol.

The Friends of The Parasol sent an emergency letter to the owners and city officials, so please support us by writing TODAY and letting them know that we are alarmed and don't want to lose The Parasol's incredible original interior.

OWNERS:

Century National Properties
3029 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 205
Santa Monica, CA 90403
FAX TO: 310-264-4796

CITY OFFICIALS:

Mayor Charles Antos
City Manager John Bahorski
City of Seal Beach
c/o City Clerk
FAX TO: 562-431-4067


COUNCILMAN
Councilman John Larson
E-MAIL TO: jhassel@msn.com


WE MIGHT BE ABLE TO GET SOME PRESS COVERAGE IF WE ORGANIZE A RALLY . . .

HOW MANY OF YOU WOULD BE ABLE TO COME SATURDAY MORNING?

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Postby Adriene » Thu Mar 16, 2006 10:33 am

Yesterday's article in the Orange County Register confirms that

"THE OWNER WILL GUT THE INTERIOR AND START FROM SCRATCH"

Tuesday, March 14, 2006
THE PARASOL IS DOWN
Landmark pink Parasol restaurant shut for renovation
Seal Beach eatery will get a new umbrella-shaped roof.

By ELEEZA V. AGOPIAN
The Orange County Register

SEAL BEACH – Major changes are in store for the Rossmoor Center, as most of the older businesses have closed to make way for big names like Peet’s Coffee and Corner Bakery.

But one landmark mainstay, the pink Parasol restaurant, will reopen next year after an estimated 11-month remodel.

The restaurant closed its doors Sunday, after serving its last meal: baked chicken.

When the remodeling is completed, the family eatery best-known for its Googie architecture will have a new parasol-shaped roof.

Thousands of diners rallied in 2004 to save the restaurant from permanent closure. Center owner Century National Properties had decided that closing the restaurant and bringing in new business might rejuvenate the retail center.

Now Century officials say the Parasol is an asset. They will redo the roof and the owner will gut the interior and start from scratch.

The last of the fixtures, furniture and appliances were sold today.

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Postby Synthetrix » Thu Mar 16, 2006 5:44 pm

What a bittersweet victory this was. Saving the last Parasol Restaurant only to have it remodeled.
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Postby 2Tone » Fri Mar 17, 2006 1:54 am

:( I'm glad I made it down there on the last day.

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Postby Lynxwiler » Mon Mar 20, 2006 12:26 pm

[quote="Adriene"]

The last of the fixtures, furniture and appliances were sold today.[/quote]

Is there anything left to save? Sounds from the article like there's no interior left by now.

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Postby Vavala » Thu Mar 23, 2006 10:04 am

PLEASE SUPPORT THE PARASOL DURING ITS TIME OF NEED!!!!

Everyone, please make time to fit a trip to Seal Beach into your Saturday schedule and come to the rally. We need to let the owners, developers and city officials know that we're keeping an eye on this amazing, intact example of Googie/Programmatic architecture.

Remeber, you can help make a difference just by showing up!

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Postby Vavala » Fri Mar 24, 2006 2:00 pm

And don't forget to bring your umbrella!

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Postby Vavala » Fri Mar 24, 2006 4:43 pm

It's not too late to send in your letters of support to the Seal Beach City Council. Please take a minute to send off a thoughtful email to the councilmembers and let them know of your concerns about The Parasol.

Out-of-staters reading this are encouraged to send an email of support as well. You all can see how significant this restaurant is. Let the City Council know how important the careful treatment of the Parasol's intact interior, as well as exterior, is.


Seal Beach City Council:

Ray Ybaben
rayybaben@yahoo.com

John Larson
jhassel@msn.com

Michael Levitt
mglevitt@verizon.net

Charles Antos
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Paul Yost
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Postby Adriene » Sun Mar 26, 2006 10:34 pm

Letters to the Editor are needed!!

Please take a minute & send an e-mail reinforcing how important The Parasol's original interior is! See pix of The Parasol at:

http://www.recentpast.org/types/restaurant/index.html

E-MAIL THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER AT:

letters@ocregister.com

E-MAIL THE GRUNION GAZETTE AT:

editor@gazettes.com

Be sure to give your name and phone# (addresses & phone #'s will not be published.)

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Postby Adriene » Wed Mar 29, 2006 12:09 am

Be sure to check in regularly at The Friends of the Parasol website! New photos are up:

http://www.houseplantpicturestudio.com/ ... rasol.html

Please take a minute & send your letter of support to Seal Beach City Council --we need EVERYONE'S help in order to SAVE THE FABULOUS PARASOL!

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Postby roadsidepictures » Wed Mar 29, 2006 7:50 pm

:cry: :cry: I wonder how much the umbrella lighting fixtures sold for...maybe they were all sold to one party who plans on returning them to the Parasol for restoration??!

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Postby bluecherub » Thu Mar 30, 2006 12:35 pm

Yes, I was there when he said he was going to hold the lights in storage until he or the new owners returned them to the restaurant. He said that it was expensive to pack them but he knew it was important to hold on to them

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Postby Vavala » Thu Apr 06, 2006 12:03 pm

We need to continue our strong support of the Parasol's preservation. If you haven't already, please get your letters of support/concern out to members of the City Council. Let the press know how you feel as well, and stress the significance of the Parasol in its original state.

E-MAIL THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER AT:

letters@ocregister.com

E-MAIL THE GRUNION GAZETTE AT:

editor@gazettes.com

Be sure to give your name and phone# (addresses & phone #'s will not be published.)

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Postby nichols » Wed Oct 21, 2009 12:37 pm

ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Hundreds come to Mel's Drive-In diner opening
Crowds were lined up for the 5:30 a.m. opening of the Seal Beach diner in the landmark Parsol building at The Shops at Rossmoor...

http://www.ocregister.com/news/building ... rive-beach


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